Sysco Company, a foodservice distribution firm, introduced its intention to buy as much as almost 800 all-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors.
In keeping with the Letter of Intent (LOI), the fleet could be deployed progressively between 2022 and 2026, with the primary eCascadia supply anticipated to reach at Sysco’s Riverside, California website later this 12 months.
It’s probably the biggest order for the just lately unveiled manufacturing model of the Freightliner eCascadia, which is promised to enter sequence manufacturing inside a number of months.
Within the case of Sysco, the automobiles can be mixed with refrigerated trailers, however the press launch doesn’t make clear whether or not the trailer can be powered from the principle battery to totally make the most of the EV potential.
Within the long-term, Sysco intends to affect 35% of its fleet by 2030. The location at Riverside, California already is in a means of enlargement of charging infrastructure and extra photo voltaic capability installations.
The Daimler Truck North America (DTNA)’s Freightliner eCascadia is one other heavyweight contender within the electrical truck phase in North America, which is able to compete with Class 8 EVs from firms like BYD, Volvo, Nikola, Tesla (within the not too distant future), to call just a few.
The Freightliner eCascadia is offered in a number of powertrain and battery configurations. The highest model, geared up with a 438 kWh battery (usable capability) is anticipated to go as much as 230 miles (370 km).
The electrical drive models are equipped by Detroit ePowertrain (Detroit is a model of Detroit Diesel Company, a subsidiary of DTNA).
Freightliner eCascadia (Class 8 tractor) specs:
- as much as 230 miles (370 km) of vary
Tandem drive and 438 kWh battery: sometimes 220 miles (354 km)
Single drive and 438 kWh battery: sometimes 230 miles (370 km)
Single drive and 291 kWh battery: sometimes 155 miles (249 km)
- as much as 438 kWh of usable battery capability
195 kWh, 291 kWh or 438 kWh choices
- system output:
Single eAxle: 320 HP (240 kW) or 395 HP (296 kW)
Tandem eAxle: 425 HP (317 kW) or 470 HP (350 kW)
- DC quick charging: as much as 80% SOC in about 90 minutes
as much as 180 kW with single port charging / as much as 270 kW, with twin port charging
- Class 8
- Cab/Sleeper Configurations: Day Cab 116″ BBC
- designed for native and regional distribution and drayage
- Gross Mixed Weight Score (GCW):
Tandem drive: 82,000 lbs. (37,195 kg)
Single drive: 65,000 lbs. (29,484 kg)