Freightliner eM2 Named 2023 Commercial Green Truck of the Year™ by Green Car Journal

What’s Happening

The Freightliner eM2 has secured the title of 2023 Commercial Green Truck of the Year™, as announced by Green Car Journal. The magazine, which has been at the forefront of promoting environmentally sustainable transportation for 30 years, recognized the eM2 for its outstanding performance in the electric commercial vehicle sector.

Why It Matters

According to Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal, the eM2 is an important flag bearer for the Freightliner brand as it expands its reach in the electrified commercial vehicle field. The award-winning eM2 is a zero-emission, medium-duty electric truck that boasts impressive work capabilities, making it a significant player in the push for sustainable transportation solutions.

Key Points

The eM2 follows the introduction of Freightliner’s eCascadia Class 8 electric truck and represents a strategic move into the electric medium-duty truck market. The eM2 is particularly well-suited for pickup and delivery services in urban areas where Class 6/7 commercial trucks are predominantly used. Based on Freightliner’s best-selling M2 model, the eM2 is produced at the company’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility.

Green Car Journal’s Green Car Product of Excellence™ honors commercial vehicles that demonstrate exceptional environmental performance through higher efficiency, advanced technology integration, and innovative powertrains that contribute to decarbonization efforts with low or no carbon emissions.

Bottom Line

In addition to the Freightliner eM2, Green Car Journal has recognized several other models as 2023 Green Car Product of Excellence award winners, such as the Tesla Semi Electric Class 8 Truck, Blue Arc EV Walk-In Delivery Van, and the Workhorse W56 Class 5/6 Electric Vans. For the past 18 years, the magazine’s Green Car Awards™ program has acknowledged environmental leadership at auto shows and major event venues. The upcoming Green Car Journal issue will offer a special focus on electrification, including the advantages of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric vehicles.


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