South California's leading primary electricity supply company, Southern California Edison (SCE) will initiate a three-month testing trial of the battery-electric Class 8 truck on Freightliner eCascadia from the Freightliner Customer Experience (CX) Fleet. SCE principal manager of Fleet Management, Todd Carlson mentioned, “SCE’s testing of the eCascadia is a major step down the path of achieving [...]
During the NGV20 Annual Industry Summit, NGVAmerica revealed their significant findings on the relevance of using alt-fuel and the results of a multi-month study of public transportation subsidy programs in the States of Texas and California. The State of Texas spent $561 million in public resources from 2005-2-19 to boost transition to cleaner vehicle technologies while the [...]
Daimler Trucks and Waymo share a common goal of improving road safety and efficiency for fleet customers. Cascadia is equipped with Waymo’s advanced AI system called the Waymo driver. The chairman of the board of management at Daimler Trucks, Martin Daum, explains the strategic partnership with Waymo is a critical step on bringing production versions [...]
Penske and Daimler Trucks N.A. teamed up over two years ago amidst Penske's journey to figure out charging medium and heavy duty electric trucks. The first Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 106 trucks were delivered in 2018. Mike Barnes, the Senior Regional Facilities Manger for the western region for Penske Transportation Solutions, described what was learned. [...]
Freightliner’s Innovation Fleet logged more than 300,000 miles in the real-world by customers. They have both medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks in a 30 vehicle fleet that are all battery-electric. This fleet includes 10 eM2s and 20 eCascadias testing in drayage, regional, and local delivery, among others applications.
Most people in the on-highway transportation industry have discovered electrification is coming to commercial vehicles (CVs), and while it is still application subordinate, everyone seems to have an interest in electrification of their fleet.