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Electric Trucks to Power Fleets’ Urban, Regional Needs First

May 23, 2018

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As truck manufacturers begin to add electric-powered models to their product lineups, they are targeting city and regional routes as early applications for these vehicles.

Daimler Trucks expects that urban and local distribution will serve as the first use-case for large electric-powered trucks.

“We see applications with dedicated, predictable routes such as local and regional distribution as well as drayage as good fits for heavy-duty electric vehicles,” said Carola Pfeifle, a spokeswoman for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, part of Germany’s Daimler AG. Freightliner and Western Star trucks are manufactured by Daimler Trucks’ North American division.

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