Daimler Truck North America Enters Strategic Partnership with Hexagon Purus for Battery Electric Freightliner eM2 for Vocational Applications

PORTLAND, Ore. / OSLO, Nor. – (Nov. 6, 2023) – Daimler Truck North America, LLC (DTNA), the nation's largest manufacturer of Class 6-8 commercial vehicles, has entered into a long-term agreement with Hexagon Purus, a leading manufacturer of zero-emission mobility and infrastructure solutions, to provide complete vehicle integration of the battery electric Freightliner eM2, which was developed to serve vocational applications.

The integration, provided by Hexagon Purus, will incorporate Hexagon Purus' proprietary zero-emission technology, including battery systems, auxiliary modules, power modules, and vehicle-level software. It will also include power-take-off (PTO) options to supply power to the vocational body and the equipment.

Earlier this year, DTNA unveiled the vocational Freightliner eM2 prototype truck with vocational upfit options as part of an innovation project together with selected Truck Equipment Manufacturers, Alamo and Altec, to lay the groundwork for expanding zero-emission solutions for vocational customers particularly in the utility, sweeper, dump, construction, towing, and refuse segments.

This partnership underscores the joint commitment by DTNA and Hexagon Purus to drive innovation and sustainability in the vocational vehicle sector and will deliver products to the market that ...

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