Penske delivers Freightliner eCascadia electric semi-trucks
Penske was the initial user battery electric commercial vehicles and has also invested in testing, maintaining and building charging infrastructure. The company has tested real-world conditions on its rental, lease and logistics fleets in a variety of industries.
German carmaker Daimler is one of the world’s largest truck manufacturers. He presented it in 2018 eCascadia, Class 8 electric semi-truck. During that time, Penske Truck Leasing and Daimler have collaborated on testing and introducing electric vehicles to customers, including the eCascadia, which was officially launched in North America. May 2022.
David Carson, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucking North America, said:
As a long-term and trusted partner in our electrification journey, Penske played a major role in shaping what eCascadia is now available to all customers and making our highways a safer and cleaner place for us and generations to come.
Daimler he says The eCascadia has a standard range of up to 155 miles and an extended single-trip range of 230 miles. It can charge up to 80% in around 90 minutes, and the charging power is 180kW with single port charging, and up to 270kW with dual port charging.
The tandem unit has 425 HP (317 kW) or 470 HP (350 kW), and the single unit has 320 HP (240 kW) or 395 HP (296 kW).
You can view eCascadia’s video brochure here:
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