Sysco Corp. recently received its first series-produced battery electric Freightliner eCascadia. Sysco’s first zero-emission Class 8 truck was presented to Marie Robinson, Sysco’s EVP and chief supply chain officer at the Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) Manufacturing Plant in Portland. The
company’s first Freightliner eCascadia is expected to operate in Sysco’s Riverside, California site, which
will receive additional eCascadias in the coming months.
Earlier this year, Sysco and DTNA, a North American heavy-duty truck manufacturer, announced plans to deploy up to 800 battery electric Freightliner eCascadias by 2026. The deployment of Freightliner eCascadias along with electric refrigerated trailers will play a significant role in achieving
Sysco’s science-based climate goal.
Sysco Riverside continues to build its charging infrastructure to support additional battery electric truck deployments, including adding additional solar capacity.
In pre-series production and real-world testing, prototypes of the eCascadia accumulated over 1.5 million
miles of use in customer fleets since 2018. Revealed in May of 2022, the eCascadia debuts the innovative Detroit ePowertrain, in addition to new safety and connectivity features from Detroit Assurance and Detroit Connect.
Powered by multiple battery and drive axle options, the Freightliner eCascadia provides a typical range of
155, 220 or 230 miles depending on configuration. The truck is ideally suited for short-haul
routes that allow for depot-based charging like last mile logistics, local and regional distribution, drayage
and warehouse-to-warehouse applications, the OEM explained. The in-house developed and fully integrated Detroit ePowertrain maximizes efficiency and driver comfort.
Inside Sysco’s sustainability plan
Fleet Equipment had the opportunity to talk with Robinson to understand how Sysco aims to scale up to 800 electric trucks in the coming years. Click below to read about it: