eM2®

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Specs & Resources

Class
6-7
Horsepower
180 - 300 HP
GVWR
26,000 - 33,000 lbs.
Mile Range
230
Usable Capacity
Up to 315 kWh
Recharge
80% in 60 min.

Cab / Sleep Configurations

  • Day Cab 106" BBC
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Real Customers. Real Miles.

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

Real Trucks. 100% Electric.

The Freightliner eMobility team is proud to produce the first medium-duty Freightliner electric truck—the eM2—a 100% battery electric box truck entering production in 2022, with zero emissions.

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From Electric Avenue To You

WHEN IT COMES TO eMOBILITY, WE’RE MILES AHEAD

Inspired by North America’s bestselling medium-duty truck and built on a global platform from Daimler, the Freightliner eM2 is an emission-free EV truck with industry-leading connectivity and technology from Detroit®. Ideal for local distribution, the eM2 electric box truck lowers our customers’ real cost of ownership, like its heavy-duty class 8 counterpart, the eCascadia.

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.

Think Outside The Box Truck

MEDIUM-DUTY ELECTRIC TRUCK WITH ZERO EMISSIONS

A highly collaborative development, design and testing process between the most talented minds in the business (our industry-leading eMobility team) and the dedicated professionals who rely on our products daily (our fleet customers and drivers) are the key ingredients in creating the Freightliner eM2, a practical electric box truck that’s also a game-changing electric delivery truck.

Nimble Navigator of City Streets

CONGESTED AVENUES: MEET YOUR NEW CHARIOT

Inspired by its popular predecessor, the Freightliner M2 106, the eM2 electric delivery truck is a highly maneuverable, quiet, comfortable, easily driven EV truck. It’s the perfect pick-up and delivery truck for warehouse-to-final-destination routes under 230 miles, and a superior investment in your business, with the best-in-class performance, comfort and driver experience Freightliner owners demand.

Our Firm Foundation of Success

BUILD YOUR BUSINESS ON IT

Freightliner trucks are the #1 best selling medium- and heavy-duty trucks in North America. A few of many reasons for this success include driver comfort, driver visibility and reduced driver fatigue due to innovative efficiencies. Now, these bestselling models are available in 100% battery electric versions, with improved acceleration and no gear changes, for a superior driver experience.

Innovation Inside: The Detroit® ePowertrain™

A HISTORY OF ENABLING OUR CUSTOMERS’ SUCCESS

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.

 

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Moving the Electric Needle: Smart Ways to Use Electric Trucks

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is driving an electric box truck like?

The eM2 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.

What do drivers say about driving the electric medium duty truck

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 electric medium duty box truck go?

The eM2 has a range of up to 230 miles (fully loaded) on a full charge.

What is the range for the electric medium duty truck?

The eM2 has a range of up to 230 miles (fully loaded) on a full charge.

How much does energy cost for the electric box truck?

Energy prices vary by region and also fluctuate on an hourly basis, depending on when the energy grid is experiencing spikes in 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 them 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 box truck cost?

The eM2 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 eM2 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 eM2 battery go?

The eM2 has a range of up to 230 miles (fully loaded) on a full charge.

What is the range for the eM2 box truck?

The eM2 has a range of up to 230 miles (fully loaded) on a full charge.

How much payload can the electric box truck haul?

The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) for the eM2 is 26,000 lbs. (Class 6) or 33,000 lbs. (Class 7). Final vehicle curb weight is not yet available, as the eM2 is still in development, but operators can expect the eM2 to be a few thousand pounds heavier than a comparable diesel truck.

What kinds of eAxles does the eM2 have?

eM2 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, or a dual-motor eAxle: 23,000 lb.-ft max torque. For more information, go to: demanddetroit.com/epowertrain.

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