Daimler Truck launches EV charging service in North America
Commercial vehicle financial services provider Daimler Truck Financial Services is working with Electrada, a developer, owner and operator of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, to help customers transform to sustainable transport. The companies signed a contract to develop a Charging-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution.
As a first step, the all-in-one solution will be deployed for projects with selected customers in the US in the first half of 2024. The next steps remain unclear, however.
“The aim of our joint offering is to provide an all-in-one charging solution at a fixed and predictable monthly rate. The service includes the development, operation and maintenance of the charging infrastructure and energy contract,” said Richard Howard, president of Daimler Truck Financial Services USA. Daimler Truck already offers battery-electric truck series such as the eCascadia in the US. The Freightliner eM2 will go into series production in the fourth quarter of this year.
“Together with Electrada we will offer our customers a complete charging service for their electric trucks and buses. The goal of our joint offering is an all-in-one charging solution for a fixed and predictable monthly rate. The service will include the development, operation and maintenance of the charging infrastructure and the energy-contract,” says Richard Howard, President of Daimler Truck Financial Services USA.
Electrada’s aim with the offer is to free customers from “capital, performance and price risk”, as CEO Kevin Kushman puts it – encouraging customers to switch to electric drives. “We are very happy to take this proactive step in deploying our 360 CaaS complete electric fuel solution for fleets together with Daimler Truck Financial Services,” said Kushman. “Electrada has already gained valuable experience in offering comprehensive Charging-as-a-Service solutions to accelerate fleet electrification.”
Daimler Truck already offers battery-electric truck series such as the eCascadia under the Freightliner brand in the US. The Freightliner eM2 will go into series production in the fourth quarter of this year.
Electrada had appeared in our headlines back in 2020, when the US American company was attempting to set up a charging network in the US Midwest in cooperation with the established charging network FLO.