Freightliner’s innovative green technology has made the company a leader of the pack.
On May 30, 2012, Freightliner introduced its newest green truck, the 2014 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution. The truck recently made headlines for its CNG cross country tour.
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) launched its Shaping Future Transportation initiative in 2007, and has since been working to create a truck that is more fuel efficient and better for the environment.
At DTNA, innovation is directed toward product development that increases fuel efficiency while also improving the reliability of our trucks, said Martin Daum, president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America. These innovation-focused efforts have led DTNA to pace the industry in terms of regulatory compliance and fuel efficiency, as well as reduce the overall total cost of ownership for our customers.
Freightliner’s Evolution of Fuel Efficiency
The Cascadia Evolution features a Detroit DD15 engine that provides some of the most advanced aerodynamic and fuel efficient enhancements in the industry.
According to the press release, the engine delivers a 7% improvement in fuel economy over the EPA 2010-compliant Cascadia, equipped with a first generation aerodynamic package and up to 5 percent compared to a current model year 2013 Cascadia equipped with the latest aerodynamic upgrades.
“With the Cascadia Evolution, we achieved substantial fuel savings, which benefits our customers and strategically aligns with our global initiative to reduce fuel consumption through product innovation, said Wilfried Achenbach, senior vice president of engineering for Daimler Trucks North America. We continue to reach significant milestones well ahead of the competition,” Freightliner said in a press release.
Pacing EPA Requirements
“In February 2012, the EPA certified DTNA’s complete portfolio of model year 2013 on-highway, vocational and medium-duty vehicles as fully compliant with the new GHG14 regulations. DTNA is the first and only North American commercial vehicle manufacturer to be certified as GHG14-compliant,” states the press release.
We recognize the role of federal government regulations in shaping product development and buyer behavior, and will continue to work cooperatively and productively with the government to drive innovation, said Daum.
For more information, go to www.FreightlinerGreen.com.