Freightliner eCascadia battery electric truck walk around

Freightliner eCascadia battery electric truck walk around

After several years of co-development with fleets and more than 1 million cumulative test miles, Freightliner rolled out the production-series eCascadia battery electric Class 8 truck at this year’s ACT Expo. It touts a typical range of approximately 230 miles, depending on the vehicle configurations, and is backed by Daimler Truck North America eConsulting services that offers a host of help to fleets get the electric trucks rolling.

The OEM also wasted no time in announcing a big order from Sysco Corporation, that aims to field nearly 800 battery electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors by 2026.

Clearly we need to know more about this truck. That’s why I stopped by the DTNA booth at ACT Expo and had Rakesh Aneja, vice president and chief of eMobility, DTNA, walk me around the vehicle, highlight the equipment details and talk through the electrification process that fleets face and DTNA’s role in the process beyond providing the truck. Watch the video above for all of the details.

Fleets aren’t on an electric island

But you can check out DTNA’s charging island in Portland, Ore. The OEM installed its own public charging infrastructure to support its EVs and offer charging capabilities to local EV owners. Check out that video by clicking below.

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