No word yet on whether this will be available on local versions of the Freightliner Cascadia, however buyers in North America can now tick the options box for a battery powered HVAC system.
HVAC for the uninitiated stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning, the new system promising up to 10 hours of cooling or 34 hours of heating to the cab when the truck is parked.
The factory-installed option for the big-selling Freightliner Cascadia is designed to be an alternative to the traditional method of keeping a truck cab warm or cool during extreme weather – idling the engine.
Daimler Trucks North America telling heavyvehicles.com.au the new HVAC system is available on all new Cascadia sleeper sizes and bunk styles.
The system promises increased airflow from a floor outlet, and is integrated with the truck’s Optimized Idle feature for comfort.
While they say it is also fully integrated with the vehicle power management system to preserve engine starting.
“The new Cascadia is built to provide optimal comfort both on the job and off, and the Battery Powered HVAC system contributes to creating that ideal interior environment for the driver.” – Kelly Gedert, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks and Detroit Components.
Check out more details on the Australia-bound Freightliner Cascadia and stay with us for further updates on the new offering ahead of its official arrival in 2020.
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