As part of the strategy by Daimler Trucks, the Detroit ePowertrain will move the upcoming eCascadia and eM2 trucks. This will help to provide a uniform basic architecture for a global range of electric trucks powered by electricity.
In a $20 million investment, Daimler will move to its Detroit subsidiary’s production facility and serve as a source of Detroit ePowertrain components offering a 400-volt eAxle design that will be produced in two variants suitable for a variety of commercial vehicle applications.
The engine design has a rated power of 180 hp and provides a maximum torque of up to 11,500 lb-ft, while the dual-engine design offers up to 360 hp and 23,000 lb-ft. The Detroit ePowertrain can be combined with one of three battery options for eCascadia and eM2: the 210 kWh version, the 315 kWh version and the 475 kWh version. Batteries consist of lithium-ion prismatic components. Detroit’s first ePowertrain offerings will offer a maximum range of at least 230 miles for the midsize eM2 and 250 miles for the Category 8 eCascadia tractor.
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Rakesh Aneja, head of eMobility at DTNA said : “Using our Detroit ePowertrain to power the heavy eCascadia truck and eM2, we offer heavy truck buyers the same level of confidence that comes with our conventional portfolio, known across the industry as the best total cost of ownership”