Freightliner's first EM2 BEV trucks now in service

Freightliner’s first EM2 BEV trucks now in service

Pitt Ohio, a transportation, warehouse, and logistics services company, is the first to deploy the eM2.

Daimler Truck North America announced the delivery of its first battery-electric Freightliner eM2 trucks, after series production for the medium-duty EVs started at the end of 2023. The Freightliner eM2, manufactured at DTNA’s plant in Portland, Oregon, has since been distributed to customers across the country. Pitt Ohio, a transportation, warehouse, and logistics services company, is the first to deploy the eM2.

The two Freightliner eM2 Class 7 trucks complement Pitt Ohio’s existing conventional Freightliner M2s, according to DTNA. The battery-electric eM2 trucks with 26-foot-long box bodies will operate out of Pitt Ohio’s Cleveland, Ohio terminal and support the company’s Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) freight shipping business.

DTNA says it is committed to its long-term vision to offer only CO2-neutral vehicles in key markets by 2039, if the necessary infrastructure is in place and a favorable total cost of ownership can be achieved for customers, thus emphasizing its environmental responsibility.

“The delivery of the eM2 is a testament to our ongoing commitment to our growing portfolio of zero-emissions vehicles. The eM2 builds on the success of our conventional M2 and extends its efficiency and versatility into the zero-emission vehicle space,” said David Carson, senior vice president sales and marketing at DTNA. “We’re pleased to support Pitt Ohio’s sustainability efforts with our trucks and work together to create a more environmentally conscious logistics industry.”

“The technology is rapidly evolving. It’s exciting to see how fast this change is occurring, resulting in significant improvements both in range and payload that are nearer to our conventional units (than earlier battery electric vehicles),” said Taki Darakos, Pitt Ohio’s vice president of vehicle maintenance and fleet services. “We appreciate the support of all our partners involved and look forward to their performance in our operation.”

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