New electric Freightliner eCascadia premiered

Freightliner has released its latest battery electric truck model

New electric Freightliner eCascadia premiered
The new eCascadia was premiered in America

Daimler Truck subsidiary Freightliner has unveiled the new Freightliner eCascadia at California’s ACT Expo earlier this month.

The new battery electric truck provides customers with a zero-emission version of the Cascadia and debuts its new safety and connectivity features.

Rigorous testing has led to the release of the new eCascadia that Freightliner says has a typical battery range of 230 miles and is ideal for short-haul routes.

The new truck model is powered by the in-house Detroit ePowertrain, which purposely designed the transmission to fully integrate with the eCascadia for maximum power, increased driver dynamics and driver comfort with zero emissions.

The Detroit ePowertrain offers three battery options for a range of sizes, with battery charging times ranging from one and a half hours to six hours.

An in-house Charger Management Systems (CMS) is included in the new line of eCascadias to ensure the zero-emissions truck runs smoothly and maximises its battery life.

It also comes with battery health monitoring to give visibility into the percentage, remaining range distance and charging status so operators can accurately plan trips accordingly.

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The new Freightliner eCascadia also comes with a suite of safety systems designed for electric trucks, including the debut of a new Detroit safety feature in active side guard assist.

The new feature engages at urban speeds to ensure the truck can’t make a right turn when a moving cyclist or pedestrian is detected on the passenger side of the truck, while it will be paired with active lane assist.

To provide a seamless transition to electric trucks, the eCascadia also comes with Detroit eConsulting and eFill chargers to provide an array of commercial options for customers.

With its new grille designs and driver comfort features, Freightliner says the latest range of eCascadias will enhance productivity.

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