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TowTimes.com - Freightliner Trucks Debuts New Battery Electric eCascadia


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On May 9, Freightliner Trucks, a division of Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA), unveiled the new eCascadia at ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif. The new battery electric Freightliner eCascadia is a zero-emission version of the Cascadia.

The eCascadia has multiple battery and drive axle options, providing a typical range of 230 miles (depending on vehicle configurations)[1], and is ideally suited for short-haul routes that allow for depot-based charging, examples of which include last mile logistics, local and regional distribution, drayage and warehouse to warehouse applications.

320-470 hp (Horsepower)
Typical range of 230 miles (depending on vehicle configurations)1
Multiple battery options and maximum capacity of almost 440 kWh2
Recharge of 80 percent in approximately 90 minutes
Up to 82,000 lbs max GCW (Gross Combination Weight)
Available with single or tandem eAxle
116” day cab configuration
1Tandem-drive: 220 miles / single-drive long-range: 230 miles / single-drive standard range: 155 miles

2Two spec’able battery capacities: 438 kWh (for tandem and single-drive) / 291 kWh (only for single-drive)

The truck is powered by an in-house developed Detroit ePowertrain designed for a full integration with the eCascadia. The eAxle is an electric drivetrain component integrated with an electric motor, transmission and specialized electronics within a compact unit. Detroit’s ePowertrain provides two eAxle designs including a dual motor with max torque of 23,000 lb-ft and max power of 395 hp, and a single motor featuring a max torque of 11,500 lb-ft and max power of 195 hp.

The Detroit ePowertrain offers three Li-Ion battery options for a range of sizes and average, zero-to-full charging times starting with 194 kWh (one and a half to three hours), 291 kWh (two to four hours), and 438 kWh (two to six hours).

Because the Detroit ePowertrain produces less heat than a traditional combustion engine, temperature and packaging requirements for cooling are minimized. This allows the eCascadia to come with closed hood vents, and a new grille, which reduces drag by forcing more air around the vehicle, as opposed to pulling it through the radiator.

For more eCascadia information and specifications visit https://freightliner.com/trucks/ecascadia/


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