Freightliner has revealed in the USA that its battery-electric Innovation Fleet has now logged more than on 500,000 km in real-world applications.
The company’s fleet of 30 medium- and heavy-duty trucks is designed to test integration of the technology into large scale commercial transportation operations.
“Co-creation with our customers is a cornerstone of Freightliner’s unique approach to the market,” said Richard Howard, senior vice president, on-highway sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America.
“The knowledge and expertise our logistics customers have in fleet operations with their thousands of trucks is invaluable as we design and engineer the zero emissions future of the commercial vehicle.
“Crossing the threshold of 500,000 km of testing, then one million km, then more – together – before we begin series production of battery-electric trucks will ensure we deliver the performance and reliability our customers count on and which has made Freightliner the undisputed leader in commercial trucks,” Howard said.
Feightliner says that the planned start of series production for the eCascadia is mid-2022, and the planned start of series production for the Freightliner eM2 is late 2022.