Daimler Trucks N.A. expands EV use in logistics decarbonization

Daimler Trucks N.A. expands EV use in logistics decarbonization

DTNA serves its manufacturing plants and parts distribution centers within a 250-mile radius to match the capacity of its battery EV trucks.

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) announced that it is expanding the use of electric trucks for logistics operations across multiple business units and regions, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan and Saltillo, Mexico, to transport components to manufacturing plants and parts distribution centers (PDCs).

DTNA started integrating Freightliner eCascadia battery electric Class 8 trucks, which were launched in 2022, into their logistics operation in the Pacific Northwest in December, as well as Daimler Truck Mexico’s truck manufacturing plant in Santiago in January. For short-haul operations, DTNA says it will begin using its Freightliner eM2 electric box trucks that were introduced to customers last year.

DTNA tells us it follows a comprehensive strategy to expand electrification within its own regional logistics networks, serving its manufacturing plants and PDCs within a 250-mile radius strategically aligned with its supplier landscape. The company says operating within these networks enables it to utilize all of a truck’s capacity and optimize multi-stop schedules, to boost logistics efficiency. This approach, according to DTNA, allows precise planning of transportation routes and charging points.

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