Freightliner Unveils Series Production eM2 Electric Truck for Pick-up and Delivery Applications

What’s Happening

Freightliner, a division of Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), has unveiled the eM2, an electric truck for pick-up and delivery applications that is now available for order, with production set to begin in fall 2023. Alongside the eM2, Freightliner introduced an innovation eM2 medium-duty truck, aiming to gain real-world customer experience in vocational applications.

Why It Matters

The eM2, built on the best-selling M2 106 Plus platform, expands CO2-neutral transportation to the medium-duty segment. Leveraging the manufacturing experience of the eCascadia, the eM2 is designed for pick-up and delivery applications and offers a reliable, efficient, and sustainable solution. The electric truck provides quiet, zero-emission goods delivery in urban areas and neighborhoods.

Key Points

  • The eM2 has a typical range of 180 miles for the Class 6 version and 250 miles for the Class 7 version.
  • It features a proprietary, fully integrated battery electric Detroit ePowertrain, including Detroit eAxles and batteries.
  • Multiple battery size options are available for customers to balance range/runtime and price.
  • The truck comes with standard safety features such as Active Brake Assist (ABA) 5.0, Tailgate Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) to 0 mph, and Lane Departure Warning.
  • Detroit Connect offers eServices for real-time charging information and vehicle health data, as well as route planning, battery health monitoring, and post-trip analysis reports.
  • The eM2 underwent extensive testing, accumulating more than 1.5 million test miles in customer innovation and experience fleets.

Bottom Line

Freightliner’s eM2 electric truck expands CO2-neutral transportation to the medium-duty market, offering a sustainable solution for pick-up and delivery applications. Built on a proven platform and featuring advanced safety features, Detroit Connect, and a proprietary electric powertrain, the eM2 provides fleet managers with a reliable, efficient, and adaptable electric vehicle option. As the industry moves towards zero emissions, the eM2 represents an important step in this journey.


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