DTNA (Daimler Trucks North America) announced they will begin production in 2021 of medium-and heavy-duty electric trucks; the eCascadia and the eM2.
Daimler Trucks is currently North America’s leading truck manufacturer in Class 6-8-diesel-powered trucks, which are set to face much more stringent regulations for lowering emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in upcoming years; including 2021.
“This is not something we do here at Daimler Trucks North America ourselves. We are heavily involved in trying with all of these other development projects that we have at Daimler—in Japan and in Europe,” said DTNA’s eMobility Product Lead, Andreas Juertxka.
Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries will be the first to receive the electric trucks from Daimler. Specifically, Penske will have 10 eCascadias and 10 eM2s join their fleet for use in California and the Pacific Northwest and NFI will receive 10 eCascadias to utilize for drayage activities along the coast of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California.