News from AVTC: Freightliner Unveils eM2 Electric Truck.
On May 4, 2023, Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) unveiled its latest electric vehicle, the Freightliner eM2. This medium-duty box truck is built on Daimler’s global platform and features leading connectivity and technology from Detroit®.
The eM2 is a 100% battery electric truck with zero emissions, making it an ideal choice for pickup and delivery applications. It has a fully integrated battery-electric Detroit ePowertrain system that includes Detroit eAxles and batteries. The vehicle also minimizes energy consumption by using regenerative braking to capture energy from deceleration and store it in the battery pack for later use.
In addition to its environmental benefits, the Freightliner eM2 offers several other advantages over traditional diesel trucks. For starters, it has a much lower total cost of ownership due to reduced maintenance costs and fuel savings. The truck also has a longer range than other electric vehicles on the market, with up to 250 miles per charge depending on load weight and driving conditions.
The Freightliner eM2 also has advanced safety features such as lane departure warning systems, blind spot monitoring systems, adaptive cruise control, and more. Its connectivity capabilities allow drivers to stay connected while on the road via Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, or even satellite radio services like SiriusXM® Radio.
Overall, this new medium-duty electric truck from DTNA will revolutionize how we think about transportation in the years ahead. With its impressive range, low total cost of ownership, advanced safety features, and connectivity capabilities – not to mention its zero emissions – there’s no doubt that the Freightliner eM2 will be an invaluable asset for fleets across North America in the years to come.