Daimler Trucks has put some of its newest propulsion technologies on show in California.
The 2018 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo has just wrapped up and was hailed a major success with vehicles and technologies from major players, including Cummins, Kenworth, Peterbilt, and Navistar on display.
While Daimler Trucks didn’t miss the opportunity to showcase some of their latest developments in the search for cleaner and greener propulsion options.
On display were two new Freightliner compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.
Making their official debut at the expo, one of the vehicles (seen above) was developed in collaboration with parcel delivery service, UPS.
The Cascadia day cab prime mover is equipped with a Cummins Westport ISX12N Near Zero (NZ) NOx natural gas engine and Eaton Fuller Advantage Series Automated Manual transmission.
That driveline delivers fuel efficiency gains of up to 3% compared to similarly spec’d Cascadia CNG truck models.
The ISX12N meets the California Air Resources Board Low NOx standard of 0.02g/bhb-hr, a 90 percent reduction from engines operating at current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhb-hr.
“By partnering with companies like UPS to pilot innovations such as the new Cascadia CNG truck, we can continuously evaluate and enhance our products,” – Kelly Gedert, director of product marketing, Freightliner Trucks and Detroit Components.
“Our proven experience in developing alternative fuel technologies for applications ranging from long hauls to vocational jobs demonstrates our commitment to environmentally sustainable solutions that increase productivity and efficiency for our customers.”
Other vehicles on the Daimler Trucks stand included a Freightliner M2 112 equipped with a Cummins Westport L9N Near Zero NOx natural gas engine (seen below), and a Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 all-electric school bus.
We’ll see the Freightliner Cascadia in Australia at some point in the next couple of years, stay with us for further updates.
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