Tag: Battery Electric Trucks

New Engineering Chief at DTNA speaks about Autonomous Vehicles and More

Rainer Müller-Finkeldei started at Daimler in 1995 working in artifical intelligence. At the time, not many knew about AI or had heard of neutral networks. Now, he is the the new senior vice president of engineering and technology at Daimler Trucks North America and is heavy into autonomous truck development among other things.

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300,000 Battery-Electric Miles logged by Freightliner

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.

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Will Trucks in the Future Be Powered by Batteries or Fuel Cells?

A volt is a volt, whether it comes from a hydrogen fuel cell or a lithium-ion battery. How that volt is produced makes no difference to the electric drive motors on commercial vehicles, but the stakes are enormous for everyone else, from fleet buyers to the people who design the assembly lines for such vehicles. We have two apparently viable ways of powering electric trucks, each currently somewhat better suited to certain applications than others. Will a clear winner emerge?

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