eCascadia®

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Specs & Resources

Class
8
Horsepower
360 - 500 HP
Max GCW
82,000 lbs.
Mile Range
250
Usable Capacity
Up to 475 kWh
Recharge
80% in 90 min.

Cab / Sleep Configurations

  • Day Cab 116" BBC
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Real Customers. Real Miles

Driven today by our customer-partners in electric truck development, the electric Freightliner eCascadia is rapidly approaching a million miles* on North American roads, with zero emissions.  Watch to Learn More
*Cumulative miles for eM2 and eCascadia

Real Trucks. 100% Electric.

The Freightliner eMobility team is proud to produce the first Freightliner electric Cascadia—the eCascadia—a 100% battery electric semi truck entering production in 2022, with zero emissions.
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Freightliner eCascadia

Built On A Legend

NORTH AMERICA’S BEST-SELLING CLASS 8 TRUCK

The Freightliner eCascadia electric semi truck is a 100% battery electric Freightliner Cascadia with the efficiency, safety and aerodynamics that make it worthy of its name. An electric semi with an 82,000 lb GVW, the eCascadia is perfect for short-haul, last-mile logistics, with the superior performance, comfort and driver experience you’d expect, all in a Freightliner electric Cascadia—a truck that makes great business sense. Watch to Learn More

Innovative eConsulting

TRAINING, INFRASTRUCTURE & SUPPORT

When your fleet is considering electrification, trucks are just one piece of a complex puzzle. Electric trucks require an entire electrical ecosystem of support, and Freightliner is fully prepared to create and sustain the building blocks our customers need to transition to battery electric trucking, with our comprehensive eConsulting services, incentives and the industry’s best service and support network. Watch to Learn More

Industry-Leading Safety, Period.

RIGOROUS TESTING, RETESTING & REDESIGN, WITH NO COMPROMISE

In addition to implementing comprehensive eCascadia battery testing for emergency shut off, fire resistance and submersion, Freightliner has pioneered the most innovative, comprehensive safety systems in trucking, powered by Detroit Assurance®. This industry-leading technology, proven in the Freightliner Cascadia, will be integrated into series production eCascadia and eM2 trucks, and validated for real-world use.

Sustainability Goals, Achieved

Cleaner Air & Quieter Cities with Electric Trucks

From cutting-edge fuel efficiency and industry-leading powertrain innovation to our first zero-emission heavy-duty electric commercial truck, the eCascadia will continue our legacy of helping customers meet their sustainability goals. Leading the future by building the cleanest possible trucks on the road, Freightliner is shaping a better future with deployment of 100% battery electric trucks, starting with its first fully electric semi truck, the eCascadia.

Innovation Inside: The Detroit® ePowertrain™

100% ELECTRIC. ALL POWER. ZERO EMISSIONS.

Designed for the Freightliner eM2 and eCascadia, the all-electric Detroit® ePowertrain provides the ultimate in power, efficiency and sustainability. With maximum torque to get loads moving and quick, smooth acceleration, the Detroit ePowertrain is much more than electric – it’s the future of electric-powered trucks. Ready to go the extra mile on zero emissions? See the electric innovation inside.

Detroit eFill Chargers

The future of power, engineered for today

Introducing tomorrow’s Freightliner truck charger – engineered by Detroit. Detroit eFill chargers are designed for compatibility with your Freightliner trucks and EV infrastructure. And with proven, commercial-grade charging technology, they’re made to keep medium- and heavy-duty fleets going strong – even in the most extreme conditions. The future of efficient, reliable and fully-integrated Detroit power is here.

 

Blog Articles

Prepare for the EV Acceleration

The evolution of the electric truck landscape continues to pick up speed. Want to stay ahead of the curve? Now could be a great time to take stock of your EV plans.

Planning Your Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

The world of electric trucking is full of opportunities, but getting there isn’t about flipping a switch. You need to build the right foundation first.

Beyond The Batteries: How Electric Trucks Work

Electric commercial trucks are here, and they continue to rack up real-world miles. But have you ever stopped to think about what’s going on inside of one when it’s on the road? Let’s take a look.

Moving the Electric Needle: Smart Ways to Use Electric Trucks

Electric trucks are powerful, efficient tools of the future – and they’re already moving real business. Let’s look at a few of the best ways to use them today.

The Top 4 Business Reasons to Start Your EV Fleet

Going electric isn’t just about a cleaner world. Sustainability can support efficiency, productivity and better business, too. Here are the top 4 reasons why building an EV fleet can be good for your bottom line.

What it’s like to Drive the eCascadia: 5 Most Surprising Features

Think you know electric trucks? Learn about the Freightliner eCascadia’s 5 most surprising features – and what puts it at the front of the pack in the zero-emissions race to innovate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can semi trucks be electric?

The electrification of medium-duty and heavy-duty commercial trucks is underway, marking a critical development in the transportation industry. Electric semi truck pilot programs (such as Freightliner’s Electric Innovation Fleet and Customer Experience Fleet) are already delivering freight on North American roads 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.

What is driving an electric semi like?

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.

What do drivers say about driving the electric semi?

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
How far can the eCascadia battery go?

The eCascadia has a range of up to 250 miles (fully loaded) on a full charge.

What is the range for the eCascadia semi?

The eCascadia has a range of up to 250 miles (fully loaded) on a full charge.

How much does energy cost for the electric semi?

Energy prices vary by region and also fluctuate on an hourly basis, depending on when the energy grid is experiencing increased demand. This means that the cost of energy is typically lower at night, so use cases that allow for overnight truck charging are ideal for maximizing fuel savings. Even after considering fluctuations in energy price, the cost-per-mile of running trucks on electricity is expected to be significantly lower than running on diesel fuel.

Do electric trucks have lower cost of ownership than diesel trucks?

Depending on the region of deployment, grants and incentives may be available to offset the higher initial purchase price of an electric truck, pushing it closer to parity with a comparable diesel truck. This, combined with lower fuel costs and reduced maintenance over the lifetime of the vehicle, can enable owners to achieve a Real Cost of Ownership advantage over operating comparable diesel models.

What does the Freightliner electric semi cost?

The eCascadia is now available for reservations. Please reach out to your Freightliner dealer to receive a quote.

New technologies are always more expensive in the beginning. Currently the high voltage batteries are the largest single cost driver for the eCascadia and its purchase price will be higher than Freightliner products with a conventional powertrain. However, depending on where a customer is located, grants and incentives can help to bring the purchase price down, leading to a reduced Real Cost of Ownership over time, once lower maintenance and fuel costs are considered.

How far does the eCascadia battery go?

The eCascadia has a range of up to 250 miles (fully loaded) on a full charge.

How long does it take to fully charge the eCascadia battery?

Battery charging will vary depending on battery size and the power capability of the charging hardware. To best meet the need for “opportunity charging,” the eCascadia can charge from 0% to 80% in as little as 90 minutes.

What is the range for the eCascadia semi?

The eCascadia has a range of up to 250 miles (fully loaded) on a full charge.

How much payload can the electric semi haul?

The maximum Gross Combined Weight (GCW) for the eCascadia and trailer is 82,000 lbs. Final vehicle curb weight is not yet available, as the eCascadia is still in development, but operators can expect the eCascadia to be a few thousand pounds heavier than a comparable diesel truck.

What kinds of eAxles does the eCascadia have?

eCascadia will come equipped with the new 100% electric Detroit ePowertrain. It boasts instant torque with zero emissions and is available with a single-motor eAxle: 11,500 lb-ft.max torque, and a dual-motor eAxle: 23,000 lb.-ft max torque. For more information, go to: demanddetroit.com/epowertrain

 

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