Daimler Vans North America introduced on Tuesday that its battery-electricand are actually accessible for preorder. The corporate claims that each vans would be the longest-range industrial electrical autos on sale within the US. The vans are set to enter manufacturing in late 2022, so there’s nonetheless a little bit of a wait earlier than we begin seeing them on our roads.
Each the eCascadia and eM2 will function electrical drivetrains from Detroit — of Detroit Diesel fame — which is sensible, on condition that it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler Vans. This “ePowertrain,” as Detroit calls it, will function both single or twin motors and provide as much as 23,000 pound-feet of torque. The system might be good for as much as 230 miles within the eM2 and 250 miles within the eCascadia semi.
As a part of the ordering course of, Daimler is providing an “eConsulting” service — these Daimler folks love slapping “e” on issues, do not they? — that can assist corporations combine the brand new electrical vans into their fleets by advising on issues like charging choices.
Daimler did not present any pricing data however as these are large, heavy Class 8 and medium-duty truck, we would anticipate it to be someplace within the neighborhood of “so much.”