XPO Logistics has partnered with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) to test Daimler’s battery-electric commercial trucks under real-life operating conditions in California.
XPO drivers will use tractors from DTNA’s Freightliner Electric Innovation and Customer Experience (CX) fleet for a nine-month pilot program in the Oakland area. The data generated by the XPO pilot will help inform DTNA’s final design of its battery-electric truck prior to full series production.
“XPO is providing us valuable information about the performance, maintenance and cost of operating our all-electric Freightliner eCascadia, while helping to shape the future of CO₂-neutral transportation for supply chains nationwide. We appreciate their partnership and participation in the process of co-creation,” said Richard Howard, senior vice president of on-highway sales and marketing at DTNA, in a press release.
In addition to leading the Freightliner CX pilot in Oakland, XPO provides input to DTNA as a member of the Freightliner Electric Vehicle Council. The pilot is supported by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which partially funded the deployment.
Originally posted on Trucking Info
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