An electric truck Daimler will test with Tesla Semi

Two trucks of the German brand handed over for testing to different companies in America.

Daimler Trucks has delivered the first electropure Freightliner eCascadia its customers in America.

The trucks will be used under the supervision of, and mass production is scheduled for 2021, writes the online edition of the with reference to TSN.

It is known that the eCascadia range is up to 400 km and has a capacity of about 537 kW. Batteries have a total capacity of 550 kW-h They are charged to 80% in 1.5 hours. Electropura Daimler designed for a permissible overall weight 15 tons.

Judging from the message, the first two cars eCascadia for customers was built at the research center in Portland. They are part of the Park of innovative technologies Freightliner, which controls the integration of electric trucks working in large companies.

In the test phase electropure Daimler may encounter with the Tesla, a Semi – both trucks will be used by carriers Penske Truck Leasing and NFI in southern California.

During the tests, and Daimler and Tesla were “in the field” to find out how electropure ready for use in everyday life. This primarily concerns indicators of the charging time and the range of speed at different loads.

Daimler intends to use the reviews involved companies to make further improvements before the truck will go into production.

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In the future, the innovation Park Freightliner is expected to increase to 30 vehicles.

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