Daimler Arms Over First Electrical Freightliner eM2 Truck To Penske

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Search for the primary Freightliner eM2 on the street in LA

Daimler Vans delivered the primary out of 10 totally electrical Freightliner eM2 vans to Penske Truck Leasing Company in Los Angeles, which can check the autos earlier than the launch of sequence manufacturing in 2021. Penske Truck Leasing may even get 10 Freightliner eCascadia heavy-duty vans at a later stage.

The eM2 will likely be utilized in day to day-operation in native distribution visitors within the Northwest Pacific and in California.

Because the Penske Truck Leasing Company is a worldwide transportation providers supplier working greater than 270.000 autos, outcomes of the assessments are extraordinarily vital for the producer.

Freightliner eM2 specs:

  • as much as 480 peak horsepower
  • 325 kWh usable battery capability
  • as much as 230 miles (370 km) of vary
  • potential to cost as much as 80 p.c (offering a spread of 184 miles) in about 60 minutes
  • 26,000 lb. gross mixed weight score (GCWR)

Brian Onerous, President and CEO of Penske Truck Leasing stated:

“Penske is honored to be the primary firm to place this new medium-duty electrical truck into service. I commend and thank Roger Nielsen and his staff at Daimler Vans North America for his or her excellent collaboration and spirit of co-creation with us over the past 9 months to convey this revolutionary expertise to market. Penske is dedicated to offering the simplest automobile applied sciences to our clients and driving innovation and sustainability on the subject of mobility.”

Martin Daum, Daimler Board Member accountable for Vans and Buses, stated:

“We intention to be frontrunners with electrical vans simply as we’re with typical vans – and we ship on this goal as soon as once more: With the hand-over of our Freightliner eM2 to Penske Truck Leasing Company, we now check electrical vans in all segments in everyday operations with our shoppers worldwide. In terms of improvements the calls for of our clients are pivotal for us. Collectively we develop options for the way forward for vans. We’ve acquired information coming already in January: At Las Vegas’s Shopper Electrical Present we’re going to announce additional dedication of our subsequent steps in one other key expertise: automated driving”

Gesa Reimelt, head of E-mobility Group Daimler Vans & Buses:

“Early on, Daimler has began electrifying its vans. At present, clients within the US, Japan and Europe already function our battery-driven vans virtually noiseless and domestically freed from emissions: Our lightweight FUSO eCanter which is in sequence manufacturing and our near-series heavy-duty truck Mercedes-Benz eActros. In collaboration with our shoppers, we are actually going to hurry up creating our electrical Freightliner fashions eCascadia and eM2 to optimize them for powerful on a regular basis operations – technologically and economically. Right here we profit from our world sharing of information and expertise inside our E-Mobility Group. It swimming pools all of our e-activities in a single group – independently of name, area and automobile phase.”


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