Daimler Truck Electric Vehicles Conquer The Pacific North West
Portland, OR — Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA) is advancing the transformation of the transportation sector toward carbon-neutral propulsion systems by integrating battery electric trucks into its own logistics operations. The company will rely on its Freightliner eCascadia battery electric semi-trucks, which were successfully launched in 2022 and have been available for customers since then. The deployment of the Freightliner eCascadia trucks in DTNA’s inbound logistics network demonstrates their potential within the company’s own fleet. To address infrastructure challenges, DTNA will utilize “Electric Island”, the first-of-its-kind heavy-duty electric truck charging site opened in 2021 in Portland, OR. This site was designed to accelerate the development, testing, and deployment of zero-emission commercial vehicles and provides the necessary infrastructure to support the company’s sustainable logistics vision.