TOKYO, JAPAN – Daimler Trucks has a new product that’s all charged up and ready to hit the road.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), the majority of which is owned by Daimler AG, announced the first fully electric Class 8 truck at the Tokyo Auto Show Wednesday.
The truck was revealed as part of the E-Fuso line-up, the first product brand launched by an OEM exclusively dedicated to the electric mobility of trucks and buses.
The Fuso launch comes on the heels of the launch of the Fuso eCanter, a Class 4 truck that will deliver later this year.
It also comes ahead of a reported launch of an electrified Class 8 from Tesla, the electric car company owned by Elon Musk. The date for that launch was rumored to be this month, after it was pushed back several times.
E-Fuso’s electric heavy-duty concept truck – named E-FUSO Vision One – has a 300 kiloWatt hour battery with a range of up to 350 kilometers, and a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of about 23 tons. The company says it can carry a payload of about 11 tons, only two tons less than its diesel counterpart.
LAS VEGAS — What happens in Las Vegas is supposed to stay in Las Vegas, but that certainly not the case with Daimler Trucks’ recently introduced Inspiration Truck. It’s the autonomous commercial vehicle that has taken the world by storm. Literally. Daimler Trucks invited more than 200 journalists from four continents to cover the event, and stories have appeared in over 500 newspapers and on TV news shows all over the globe. Today’s Trucking was there too, of course. And we had our chance to ride in the truck. We were not allowed to drive it at this event because it requires some driver certification, which there wasn’t time to procure. We did come back from the launch event with this video of our test drive, with Equipment Editor Jim Park in the right-hand seat.
HANNOVER, Germany — If there was an overall theme to the 2016 version of the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, it was probably electrification, followed closely by… you guessed it, connectivity.
Daimler Trucks North America will start production of the Detroit DD5 engine in the Freightliner M2106 this fall
STUTTGART, GERMANY – Mercedes-Benz says it has developed a prototype heavy-duty electric distribution truck for “short radius” use in Germany and elsewhere, and that it or trucks like it could be in production by 2020 or soon thereafter.
M-B’s 25-metric-ton (27.6-ton) 6×2 Urban eTruck uses motors at each end of a single driving axle, with power coming from a modular battery pack. It claims quiet operation and zero local emissions, which is valuable in dense cities where much manufacturing occurs and air pollution is causing governments to restrict diesels.
Daimler Trucks announced the Urban eTruck at its headquarters in Stuttgart this week, and said it will be displayed in September at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover.
SelecTrucks offers new aftertreatment system warranty coverage on both Detroit and Cummins engines in used Freightliner and Western Star trucks
EVANSVILLE, IN – The commercial vehicle components supplier Accuride Corp. announced on Thursday it recently signed a multi-year agreement with Daimler Trucks North America to supply its American-cast-and-machined Gunite brake drums to Daimler’s aftermarket parts group.
HANOVER, GERMANY – Customers will profit from a truck manufacturer that uses a global approach, Daimler exec Renschler said, but one that understands regional needs. Plus, new products from the OEM.
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – Daimler announces 2014 Cascadia Evolution
OTTAWA – Freightliner’s Cascadia and Coronado recalled for brake issues.
PORTLAND, OR. – Daimler Trucks North America announced last week that they are renewing their commitment to the City of Portland by constructing a new headquarters and launching an education program for local schools.
NEW DELHI, INDIA – Looking for work as a truck driver? India wants you!