If truck manufacturers are worried about getting a return on their investment in alternative powertrains, news of orders like this should help them feel a little more relieved.
It’s been confirmed that the food-service giant, Sysco Corporation, intends to put 800 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia trucks to work in the U.S.
The electric version of the Cascadia, a model becoming increasingly common on Aussie roads, isn’t yet confirmed for our market.
But, with big orders like this in the U.S., Freightliner eCascadia might just become a global offering.
Sysco Corporation and Daimler Truck North America announced the deal overnight, the first truck will be handed over later this year, and the 800th truck by 2026.
“Sysco is committed to making meaningful investments to support achievement of our climate goals, including those that encourage the development of electric trucks and trailers.” – Marie Robinson, Sysco’s EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer
“We are eager to partner with a like-minded industry leader like Daimler Truck North America to deploy battery-electric trucks nationwide.”
“This investment shows our commitment to sustainability and growing responsibly and will ultimately help us meet our goal of reducing our direct carbon emissions by 27.5 percent by 2030.”
“At Daimler Truck North America, we are proud to enter into a new era of sustainable, safe and efficient commercial transportation with our friends at Sysco,” – DTNA SVP, Sales and Marketing, David Carson.
“Industry transformation requires leadership and collaboration, and a shared vision for the future of the supply chain. Together we are sustaining our mutual momentum toward a brighter future for us all,” he added.