Superior performance. Exceptional driver comfort. Smart, automated safety systems.


Freightliner eCascadia: The All Electric On-Highway Truck

The Freightliner team is proud to produce the first Freightliner electric Cascadia—the eCascadia—a 100% battery electric semi truck entering production in 2022, with zero emissions.

Introducing the electric semi truck that keeps charging simple, roads safe, drivers comfortable and the world moving: the all-electric, zero-emissions Freightliner® eCascadia®.

Freightliner has pioneered the most innovative safety system for Class 8 trucks, powered by Detroit Assurance®. With the eCascadia, safe driving and more uptime come standard.

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Freightliner eCascadia truck driving through a forested mountain road

Built on a Legend


Superior performance. Exceptional driver comfort. Smart, automated safety systems. The Freightliner eCascadia electric semi truck brings it all together in a proven Cascadia design that’s ideal for short-haul, last-mile logistics. It’s a truck that’s built to move forward. And pull an entire industry along with it.

Advanced Safety Comes Standard


In the trucking world, safety is more than just a box to check. It's essential. That's why the eCascadia offers Detroit Assurance® features like Active Side Guard Assist (ASGA), an industry-first technology that prevents the eCascadia from making a right turn into a moving cyclist or pedestrian. With ASGA, drivers can count on the latest automated safety technology to keep the wheels rolling safely through any urban environment.

Freightliner eCascadia truck in city with cyclist beside and blue holographic road outline

Close-up of hand plugging in charging cable to Freightliner eCascadia electric truck

eConsulting: Your On-Ramp to Electric


Freightliner eConsultants are ready to show you the way. No matter where you are in your electric journey, we offer an entire electric ecosystem of support with comprehensive eConsulting services that can help you navigate incentives and plan lasting solutions as well as the industry's best service network.

Driving Real Sustainability Today


The zero-emissions future is clear. In fact, it's already in motion. The all-electric Freightliner eCascadia is ready to move the world toward cleaner, quieter and more efficient operations ­– and help you meet your sustainability goals along the way.

Rear view of Freightliner eCascadia truck with 'Zero Emissions' signage on highway amidst trees

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Detroit eFill Chargers: Plug into Reliability


Engineered for the demands of the commercial truck world, Detroit® eFill chargers keep fleets going strong with efficient power delivery and ultimate reliability. The future of smart, fully-integrated Detroit power is here.

Innovation Inside:Real Sustainability Today


Designed for the Freightliner® eM2® and eCascadia, the all-electric Detroit® ePowertrain™ provides the ultimate in power, efficiency and dependability. With maximum torque to get loads moving and quick, smooth acceleration, the Detroit ePowertrain is ready to move your fleet forward.

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Freightliner eCascadia: Specifications

The Freightliner® eCascadia® delivers the outstanding performance and capability our customers expect in an emissions-free package they have been asking for.

Base Specifications


Class 8: Heavy duty: 33,001 pounds (14,969 kg) and above.


Tandem drive: 82,000 lbs. Single drive: 65,000 lbs.


Tandem drive: 425 HP (317 kW) OR 470 HP (350 kW). Single drive: 320 HP (240 kW) OR 395 HP (296 kW)

Usable Capacity

Tandem drive: 438 kWh. Single drive: 291 kWh or 438 kWh

Cab Configuration

Day Cab 116" BBC


Tandem or single Detroit eAxle


Length: 273" or 306" Width 100.7" Height 116.2" (157.4" with roof fairing)


80% in ~90 min.

Charging Power

Up to 180 kW with single port charging / up to 270 kW, with dual port charging

Typical Range

Tandem drive
220 miles
Single drive long-range
230 miles
Single drive standard range
155 miles

*Range will vary depending on drive axle/battery configuration, load, driver behavior, environmental conditions, and other factors. Stated range is derived from 1,000,000+ miles of real operation experience on Freightliner’s Innovation and Customer Experience (CX) Fleets. Given the diminishing load profile of the use cases for battery-electric trucks, it is calculated for typical load profiles in these target applications and with usage of regenerative braking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to commonly asked questions from customers around the world.

The electrification of medium-duty and heavy-duty commercial trucks is underway, marking a critical development in the transportation industry. Electric semi truck pilot programs (such as Freightliner’s Electric Innovation Fleet and Customer Experience Fleet) are already delivering freight on North American roads today, and this technology will become much more commonplace over the next several years. To get a quote, place a reservation, or learn more about Freightliner’s electric semi trucks, reach out to your local Freightliner dealer, today.

The eCascadia is whisper-quiet, produces no fumes or emissions, and provides a smooth ride with impressive acceleration. With 100% torque potential from 0 miles-per-hour, these vehicles also demonstrate exceptional hauling performance. Driving an eCascadia (or eM2) is comfortable and relaxing. Drivers often say they really appreciate the driving experience because it easier on their bodies.

With the Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet and Customer Experience Fleet pilot programs, we learn more lessons every day about life on the road behind the wheel of electric trucks. A few perks that participating drivers have shared:

  • Improved torque and acceleration
  • Greatly reduced noise
  • Reduced vibration
  • No diesel fumes
  • Improved ease of use from incorporating regenerative braking
  • Stable turning, low center of gravity
  • Reduced driver fatigue
  • Simpler post and pre-trip inspection process
  • Cleaner working environment

Driving range varies between the eCascadia's two battery capacity offerings. The 438 kWh battery provides a typical driving range of 230 miles on the 4x2 configuration or 220 miles on the 6x4 configuration. The 291 kWh battery provides a typical range of 155 miles on the 4x2 configuration. These ranges assume a gradually diminishing load, consistent usage of regenerative braking, and starting routes on a full charge.

The eCascadia has a typical range of 155, 220 or 230 on a full charge, depending on configuration.

Energy prices vary by region and also fluctuate on an hourly basis, depending on when the energy grid is experiencing increased demand. This means that the cost of energy is typically lower at night, so use cases that allow for overnight truck charging are ideal for maximizing fuel savings. Even after considering fluctuations in energy price, the cost-per-mile of running trucks on electricity is expected to be significantly lower than running on diesel fuel.

Depending on the region of deployment, grants and incentives may be available to offset the higher initial purchase price of an electric truck, pushing it closer to parity with a comparable diesel truck. This, combined with lower fuel costs and reduced maintenance over the lifetime of the vehicle, can enable owners to achieve a Real Cost of Ownership advantage over operating comparable diesel models.

The eCascadia is now available for reservations. Please reach out to us to receive a quote. New technologies are always more expensive in the beginning. Currently the high voltage batteries are the largest single cost driver for the eCascadia and its purchase price will be higher than Freightliner products with a conventional powertrain. However, depending on where a customer is located, grants and incentives can help to bring the purchase price down, leading to a reduced Real Cost of Ownership over time, once lower maintenance and fuel costs are considered.

The eCascadia has a typical range of 155, 220 or 230 on a full charge, depending on configuration.

Battery charging will vary depending on battery size and the power capability of the charging hardware. To best meet the need for “opportunity charging,” the eCascadia can charge from 0% to 80% in as little as 90 minutes.

The eCascadia has a typical range of 155, 220 or 230 on a full charge, depending on configuration.

The maximum Gross Combined Weight (GCW) for the eCascadia and trailer is 82,000 lbs. The approximate curb weight for the eCascadia is 16,350 (4x2 standard-range), 18,750 (4x2 long-range), or 21,800 (6x4).

eCascadia will come equipped with the new 100% electric Detroit ePowertrain. It boasts instant torque with zero emissions and is available with a single-motor eAxle: 11,500 lb-ft.max torque, and a dual-motor eAxle: 23,000 lb.-ft max torque. For more information, go to:

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