Pride Group commits to large eCascadia and eM2 orders, The Canadian Business Journal

MISSISSAGA, Ontario, Aug. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pride Group has learned from its experience of more than a month of real-time daily work on fully battery-electric class 8 trucks installed in vehicles that it has developed new We are confident in introducing more electric vehicles. Drive our fleet towards our goal of 100% electrification of our local delivery fleet within the next 1-2 years.

Pride EV President Sam Johal personally test drove the all-new Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 trucks and was impressed with their range and ease of use. With an improved range of up to 230 miles before recharging, these trucks are a great asset. These units easily manage his 10-14 hour travels which is a normal driving day. This not only supports the driver through quiet and comfortable vehicle operation, but also brings us closer to the goal of zero-emission transport. ”

Launched this year, eCascadia is ideal for short-haul routes with depot-based charging. With 320-470 horsepower and a maximum battery capacity of around 440 kWh, this electric flagship truck typically has a range of 230 miles for applications such as last-mile logistics, local and regional deliveries, drayage, and warehouse-to-warehouse routes. can be reached. Mass production of the eM2 will begin next year.

Shorter routes are ideal for depot-based charging. Examples include last-mile logistics, local and regional shipping, drayage and warehouse-to-warehouse applications.

  • Typical range is 230 miles (depending on vehicle configuration)
  • Multiple battery options and a maximum capacity of approximately 440 kWh2
  • 80% charge in about 90 minutes
  • Maximum GCW (gross combined weight) up to 82,000 lbs
  • Available with single or tandem eAxle
  • 116-inch day cab configuration
  • 320-470 hp (horsepower)

Developed and designed in-house by Detroit, an industry-leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art engines, axles and transmissions. With functionality, optimization and safety as top priorities, eCascadia uses Connect eServices to reduce uptime , productivity and profitability. The release of this series marks the debut of new safety features for Detroit Assurance. Active Side Guard Assist (ASGA) is an industry-first feature that adapts to urban speeds (up to 12 miles per hour) to reduce accidents with moving cyclists and pedestrians.

Johal was so impressed with Freightliner’s new line-up that he pledged to order 200 eCascadia and 50 eM2 units initially. Delivery is expected from mid-2023.

These units are delivered on both sides of the US and Canadian borders and offer short and long term rentals through TPine Truck Rentals. Customers can choose to rent a truck only or use a truck rental service with experienced licensed drivers who have been trained in EVs. These units and operators will be located at Pride Group’s logistics terminals in the United States and Canada, as well as many rental centers. Our experienced team can also help clients install their own charging facilities at Pride locations and work with utility companies to ensure customers receive customized charging infrastructure plans. increase.

Javed Nadeem
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