Truckipedia Blog Category - 3 Things You Need to Know About the Brand New Freightliner eCascadia
Freightliner has spent the better part of the last 100 years building its reputation as an industry-leading semi-tractor manufacturer, so it should come as no surprise they are one of the first to introduce an Electronic Semi Truck.
This groundbreaking new Freightliner eCascadia promises to uphold the design of its best-selling diesel sibling while protecting the environment by producing zero emissions. After more than a million test miles, series production has officially launched, meaning these revolutionary new trucks will be showing up on the lots of Freightliner dealers across the country before you know it.
Let’s look at a few of the features you’ll find in this all-electric giant.
Powered by Detroit
Building on their proven foundation, Freightliner collaborated with Detroit to design an all-new electric powertrain for the next generation of semi-trucks. Producing zero emissions, the Detroit ePowertrain maintains the reliability and efficiency you’ve come to expect.
Promising 320 horsepower in a single axle configuration and 470 horsepower as a tandem axle, the eCascadia offers three different battery options to choose from, with the largest capacity option (440kWh). It boasts a range of 370 km and promises to charge up to 80% in 90 minutes using the Detroit eFill system.
Safety is standard
Brand new technology under the hood brings some cool new safety tech along with driver safety and comfort in mind. Starting in the driver’s seat, the eCascadia produces significantly less noise and vibration than the diesel model, allowing the driver to be more aware of their surroundings. A reduction in shifting and a smoother, more responsive acceleration offer drivers a more comfortable experience behind the wheel.
Along with improvements in ride quality and noise levels, the eCascadia comes standard with Detroit Assurance – a suite of safety systems designed with innovative technology to keep your operation running smoothly. Including:
- 3 Active Assist systems
- Adaptive Cruise Control to 0 MPH
- Intelligent High Beams
- Automatic Wipers
Detroit Assurance Safety Suite is designed to keep you, as well as those around you, safer than ever.
Support that keeps you moving
The switch from diesel to electric can be daunting, but Detroit’s eConsulting experts are trained and ready to help you navigate this new world. Providing you with the knowledge and guidance you need to build your electric fleet from the ground up, ensuring you have the right infrastructure in place from the start. Combined with the largest dealership and service network in North America, Freightliner and Detroit are able to support even the largest of growing fleets.
If you want to know more about the eCascadia, the team contact your local First Truck Centre sales team. We are ready to answer any questions you may have and help you get started on your order today.