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Daimler Trucks North America ‘Not Standing Still’ on Electric Trucks

The COVID-19 pandemic has not significantly affected Daimler Trucks North America’s work on medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric trucks, and despite production shutdowns due to the pandemic, the company is back to building vehicles at the same rate it was before the pandemic hit.

Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

“Diesel will be here for a long while, and [knowing] total cost of ownership remains the main motivator of acceptance for battery-electric and fuel-cell trucks.” That was the message of Sean Waters, Daimler Trucks North America’s vice president of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, speaking at the Green Truck Summit.

Freightliner Shows Refuse Truck Safety Tech

A first for the brand’s vocational lineup, the Freightliner EconicSD comes standard with the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems – which includes active brake assist, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and side guard assist. 

Mercedes-Benz Prices 2019 Sprinter

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will retail for slightly less ($5) that the outgoing model for the base configuration, as the full-size cargo and passenger vans enter their third-generation with an array of updates, the company announced.