Daimler’s first two eM2 electric box trucks have officially hit the road

baua


Daimler Truck North America has delivered its first battery-electric Freightliner eM2 trucks to a New York-based trucking company.

Series production of the medium-duty electric trucks started at the end of 2023.

The Freightliner eM2, made at Daimler Truck North America’s factory in Portland, Oregon, is being distributed to customers across the US.

Latham, New York-based PITT OHIO is the first company to deploy Daimler’s eM2 – it’s added two of the Class 7 electric trucks to its fleet. They’ll operate out of PITT OHIO’s Cleveland, Ohio, terminal and support the company’s Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) freight shipping business.

The eM2 is built on the well-established Freightliner M2 106 Plus platform. It features a proprietary, fully integrated, battery electric Detroit ePowertrain. 

Its design places electric motors and a two-speed transmission directly on the drive axles, which Daimler says results in minimized energy cost per mile. The Class 7 dual-motor variant offers up to 255 continuous horsepower, supported by a 291 kWh battery, providing a range of around 250 miles on a single charge.

Daimler’s electric delivery box truck features Detroit Connect, a connected vehicle solution that allows real-time battery health monitoring, charging status, and energy usage. That enables efficient route planning, energy optimization, and post-trip data analysis to improve overall energy efficiency.

My Electrek colleague Jameson Dow drove the eM2 in May 2021 – when Daimler said that it would be widely available in April 2023, so they’re, erm, about two years off the mark – and said that its nimbleness made it feel more like driving a car, not a medium-duty truck. You can read more about his first drive experience here.


If you’re considering going solar, it’s always a good idea to get quotes from a few installers. To make sure you find a trusted, reliable solar installer near you that offers competitive pricing, check out EnergySage, a free service that makes it easy for you to go solar. It has hundreds of pre-vetted solar installers competing for your business, ensuring you get high-quality solutions and save 20-30% compared to going it alone. Plus, it’s free to use, and you won’t get sales calls until you select an installer and share your phone number with them.

Your personalized solar quotes are easy to compare online and you’ll get access to unbiased Energy Advisors to help you every step of the way. Get started here. –ad*

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

At a select media round table recently, Ashwani Muppasani, Chief Operating Officer of Stellantis India…

Vadodara-based Wardwizard Innovations & Mobility is planning to raise roughly USD 180 million by the…

Mahle – the global piston specialist for internal combustion engine has pivoted to EVs, but…