Driving an electric semi
The electrification of medium-duty and heavy-duty commercial trucks is underway, marking a critical development in the transportation industry. The eCascadia battery-electric Class 8 tractor is already in operation by a number of North American fleets today, and this technology will become much more commonplace over the next several years. To get a quote, place a reservation, or learn more about Freightliner’s electric semi trucks, reach out to your local Freightliner dealer, today.
The eCascadia is whisper-quiet, produces no fumes or emissions, and provides a smooth ride with impressive acceleration. With 100% torque potential from 0 miles-per-hour, these vehicles also demonstrate exceptional hauling performance. Driving an eCascadia (or eM2) is comfortable and relaxing. Drivers often say they really appreciate the driving experience because it easier on their bodies.
With the Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet and Customer Experience Fleet pilot programs, we learn more lessons every day about life on the road behind the wheel of electric trucks. A few perks that participating drivers have shared:
- Improved torque and acceleration
- Greatly reduced noise
- Reduced vibration
- No diesel fumes
- Improved ease of use from incorporating regenerative braking
- Stable turning, low center of gravity
- Reduced driver fatigue
- Simpler post and pre-trip inspection process
- Cleaner working environment