Daimler trucks electric
Daimler Trucks is launching an E-Mobility Group to pool its global know-how for electric drive systems. The company says it sees electric mobility as an innovation driver in the commercial vehicle sector, leading transport into an ‘emission-free future’.
The new group will define the strategy for electric components and complete electric vehicles, as well as develop a standardised, electric architecture similar to the company’s global strategy for conventional engines and drive components.
“We expect increasing demand for electric trucks and buses, and are also receiving these signals from our customers,” says Frank Reintjes, responsible for global powertrain and manufacturing engineering at Daimler Trucks & Buses. “Only manufacturers who lead the field in both conventional drive systems and electric drive systems are able to offer convincing solutions, technically and business-wise.”
Daimler Trucks says some 30 units of its Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2 trucks will be in the hands of customers before the year-end. It adds that is working with transport companies in day-to-day operations to find out more about transport assignments for emission-free trucks.