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Daimler’s electric trucks have an actual mileage of over 1 million miles

Daimler Trucks North America has over a million miles of real-world driving on Class 8 and Class 6 electric trucks and can be tried by the fleet in the hope that orders will continue.

Separately, competitor Volvo Trucks unveiled its largest order ever, 100 FM electric trucks in Europe, on Wednesday.Volvo has a Class 8 VNR electric model California, New York When Texas.

Daimler had more than 40 electric trucks in the NFI Industries and Penske Truck Leasing evaluation fleet in Southern California, but through a customer experience fleet, short-term trials with nearly 50 current customers in the United States and Canada. Provided. For battery-powered trucks delivered in the second half of 2022.

“We have reached a turning point in our electrification journey. After millions of miles of learning, we are ready to move from prototypes to scales and from dozens of customer experience trucks to hundreds of production units. I was there. “

Rakesh Aneja, DTNA Vice President and Chief of eMobility

The South Coast Air Quality Control District partially funded the evaluation fleet. The area focuses on improving air quality around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. There, a long line of idling diesel trucks pollute the air with a drag route that traverses the neighborhood near the harbor.

“Turning point”

Rakesh Aneja, DTNA Vice President and Chief of eMobility, said: Press release.. “After a million miles of learning, we’re ready to move from prototype to scale, from dozens of customer experience trucks to hundreds of production units.”

At the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in September, California’s environmental authorities spoke with NFI Industries. Employment Career Schneider, Its fleet is made up of about 95% cargo ships.

Daimler shared feedback from each fleet that used trucks as part of the Electric Vehicle Council.

“Our rigorous testing has revealed that powertrains and auxiliary components such as HVAC, thermal management and low voltage electricity are high performance and more than work,” said DTNA’s Electrical Mobility. Andreas Juretzka, Head of Product Development, said.

Benefits of regenerative braking

One of the important lessons was the importance of regenerative braking, which returns energy from the brakes to the battery. For all pilots, the average recovery rate was 20-25%, with some drivers achieving up to 30%, Juretzka said.

DTNA has not stopped its truck electrification efforts. We have an in-house Detroit eConsulting team that provides an end-to-end process for electrifying customer fleets and navigating the charging infrastructure.

In May, DTNA’s Detroit Technology Unit launched the Detroit eFill Charger. This is the full line of commercial vehicle charging stations, Detroit ePowertrain for eCascadia and eM2 tracks. In Europe, the Mercedes-Benz powertrain plant in Germany has begun production of key components of the battery-powered eActros.

Volvo’s big EV order

At Volvo, the order for 100 FM Electric was from DFDS, the largest shipping and logistics company in Northern Europe. The deal is one of the largest ever transactions for electric trucks around the world.

“This gives more customers the confidence to take the first step in their electrification journey,” said Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks, Sweden. I am. Press release..

The first delivery of Volvo FM Electric to DFDS will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 and will continue until 2023. Trucks are used in both short-haul and long-haul transport in the European DFDS Logistics System.

FM Electric can carry a total combined weight of 44 tons and has a range of up to 186 miles. Charging can be done at night or via high-power DC charging while the rack is in operation.

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Daimler’s electric trucks have an actual mileage of over 1 million miles Daimler’s electric trucks have an actual mileage of over 1 million miles

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