Freightliner eCascadia Has Launched – Here’s What You Need To Know!
Manufactured by the heavy-duty, top-selling truck makers called Freightliner Trucks, Freightliner eCascadia 8 is an innovative battery-electric Freightliner that offers zero emissions, innovative connectivity and cutting-edge safety features.
If you think you know electric trucks, you are in for a surprise with this one.
Rigorous testing through various customer-tested prototypes has led to this efficient and powerful battery electronic truck with several drive pin and battery options and a typical range of 230 miles.
The Freightliner eCascadia is well-suited for short-haul jobs where depot-based charging is available. So if you are in the regional and local distribution, last-mile logistics, warehouse-to-warehouse apps, and drayage, this truck’s right for you.
Purpose-Built For Safety On The Road
You get Detroit Assurance’s Active Brake Assist (5.0) along with Freightliner eCascadia’s built-in ability to stop collisions by computing the truck’s distance and speed to other vehicles. This helps in determining if a braking action or warning is required.
Moreover, the Freightliner eCascadia release marks the debut of a novel Detroit Assurance security functionality, ASGA (Active Side Guard Assist).
ASGA offers automatic braking with auditory and visual warnings intended to safeguard pedestrians on the street. This technology works at urban speeds (12 miles per hour or less) to decrease the chances of the truck taking a right turn when a pedestrian or moving cyclist is detected on the passenger side.
Other standard features include adaptive cruise control to 0 miles per hour, brake hold mode, automatic headlamps/wipers, intelligent high beams, lane departure warning, and tailgate warning. There are other optional features, too, such as forward-facing video capture that uses a front-facing camera (HD) to record the activity of the truck on the road.
Superior Vehicle Connectivity For Seamless Performance
Developed for the Freightliner eCascadia, Detroit Connect eServices consist of an internal Charger Management System (CMS) combined into the Detroit Connect portal. This Charger Management System provides reports related to depot utilization, data for compliance, and low-carbon fuel credit reporting.
In addition, CMS allows for fast charging, partial charging, and charging during off-peak-demand times.
An eRange prediction feature automatically computes and shows the range during the proposed trip. It evaluates various data inputs, including parameters related to the vehicle like weather, load, road gradient, and traffic. Furthermore, this prediction tool lets users test the “what-if” scenarios and carry out the analysis.
Battery health monitoring gives visibility and tracks the Freightliner eCascadia’s state-of-health percentage, state-of-charge percentage, charging status, and remaining range miles of the battery. The post-trip examination also provides information to enhance the eCascadia’s utilization, driver training, and performance.
Powered By Integrated Detroit Tech
The Freightliner eCascadia offers a comprehensive ecosystem of Detroit technology at a scale we’ve never seen before.
For example, Detroit eFill is the secret to its fast, simple and efficient charging. It offers multiple commercial charger possibilities for both charging station operators and customers. And you can find eFill chargers installed across California by California Truck Centers.
Moreover, the 360-degree view of your Freightliner eCascadia fleet is brought to you by Detroit Connect, making it easier to manage electric trucks and commercial drivers.
The Detroit eConsulting also works with dealers and fleets, providing consultation on right-sizing infrastructure, opting for ideal chargers, site selection, navigating incentives, and rebates, connectivity insights, energy storage options, and photovoltaic.
Freightliner eCascadia – Commercial Trucking For The Future, Today!
Designed for a total amalgamation with the eCascadia, the ePowertrain of Detroit provides two e-axle styles, including one dual motor that has maximum torque (23,000 lb.-ft.). and maximum power (395 hp.) and one engine featuring a maximum torque (11,500 lb.-ft.) and maximum power (195 hp.).
Also, Detroit ePowertrain has three battery options for a variety of average sizes, zero-to-complete charging intervals beginning with 291 kWh (2 to 4 hours), 438 kWh (2 to 6 hours), and 194 kWh (1.5 to 3 hours).
From garnering driver feedback to testing charging equipment performance and assessing wear, the production has used excellent operational knowledge during the manufacturing version of the innovative Freightliner eCascadia.