Electric freightliner eCascadia to launch this year, beat Tesla Semi

While Elon Musk is embroiled in controversy over Twitter bot counts, Tesla is lagging far behind competitors.

After losing the electric truck races to Ford, General Motors and Rivian, the company’s long-outstanding Semi-Daimler truck will be released as the company’s Freightliner division launches electric Ecascadia in North America later this year.

The credit comes after testing one million miles (1.6 million km) with real customers who used prototypes to deliver everything from food to packages.

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Thanks to years of testing and development, the company says Semity is “ideally suited for short-distance routes that allow depot-based charging.” Daimler added that this makes the last mile suitable for logistics, local and regional distribution as well as transporting items between warehouses.

For a wide range of customers, the eCascadia is available with three battery packs with capacities of 194, 291, and 438 kWh. They will enable Semite to have a “normal range” of 230 miles (370 km) depending on the configuration.

Despite the huge battery pack, eCascadia can be recharged quickly because Daimler says a 194 kWh battery can go from 0-100% in one and a half to three hours. Even the giant 438 kWh battery takes two to six hours to fully recharge. If it is too long, the company mentions that certain variants can get 80% charge in about 90 minutes.

When it comes to powertrain, eCascadia offers two different options. The single motor variant produces 320 hp (239 kW / 324 PS), while the dual motor models develop 470 hp (350 kW / 477 PS).

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