Last Thursday Daimler’s subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) handed over the first medium-duty Freightliner eM2 to US customer Penske Truck Leasing Corporation in Los Angeles. The eM2 medium-duty truck (6 to 12 t) has a range of up to 230 miles.
Penske Truck Leasing is going to operate the electric truck in local distribution traffic in the Northwest Pacific and in California. During 2019, Penske Truck Leasing Corporation will receive in total 20 fully-electric Freightliner trucks: ten medium-duty eM2 and ten eCascadia for heavy-duty transportation. In total the Freightliner’s test fleet will include 30 vehicles.
Daimler Trucks is the first OEM worldwide testing electric trucks of all segments in collaboration with clients. Production is planned for 2021.