Daimler Trucks & Buses boasted that its electric trucks and buses, sold or tested by customers around the world, already covered more than 7 million (4.35 million miles).
The company works on an entire lineup of EVs, under Mercedes-Benz, Fuso and Freightliner brands. Some models are already in production, others just in pilot-phase, ahead of series production in 2022. The main focus in on the key Daimler markets: Europe, North America and Japan.
Let’s take a look at what vehicles the company develops.
- Mercedes-Benz eActros – unveiled in 2016, tested by customers since 2018 and scheduled for series production in 2021.
The range to be about 200 km (124 miles)
- Mercedes-Benz eEconic – a low-floor truck based on eActros, announced in 2022 and scheduled for series production in 2022
“The eEconic is mainly used as a waste-collection vehicle in urban waste-management. This is very suitable for battery-electric trucks due to the comparatively short and planned routes of about 100 km (62 miles) with a very high proportion of stop-and-go operation.”
Mercedes-Benz Econic (ICE)
- Fuso eCanter – since September 2017, the company deployed more than 170 light-duty electric trucks, produced on a small scale in Kawasaki, Japan and in Tramagal, Portugal.
The 7.49-ton eCanter with 100 km (62 miles) range is used by customers in Japan, the United States and Europe.
It’s expected that the production will increase at a later point.
2020 Fuso eCanter
- Freightliner eM2 (range of 370 km / 230 miles) – to be produced from late 2022 (delayed from late 2021)
- Freightliner eCascadia (range of 400 km / 250 miles) – to be produced from mid-2022 (delayed from late 2021)
Freightliner EVs for the North American market were unveiled in June 2018. Currently about 38 test vehicles are in customer hands in a variety of applications including regional and local distribution, food distribution and parcel delivery.
The company is working also on electric vans Freightliner MT50e.
Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G
Additionally, in the U.S., Daimler partners with Proterra on Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley school electric buses, produced by its subsidiary Thomas Built Buses (TBB).
Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley