Daimler Truck North America entered into a long-term agreement with Hexagon Purus, a manufacturer of zero-emission mobility and infrastructure solutions, to provide complete vehicle integration of the battery electric Freightliner eM2, developed to serve vocational applications.
The integration, provided by Hexagon Purus, will incorporate Hexagon Purus' proprietary zero-emission technology, including battery systems, auxiliary modules, power modules, and vehicle-level software.
It will also include power-take-off (PTO) options to supply power to the vocational body and the equipment.
DTNA and Hexagon Purus Join Forces for Sustainability and Innovation
Earlier this year, DTNA unveiled the vocational Freightliner eM2 prototype truck with vocational upfit options as part of an innovation project together with selected Truck Equipment Manufacturers, Alamo, and Altec, to lay the groundwork for expanding zero-emission solutions for vocational customers, particularly in the utility, sweeper, dump, construction, towing, and refuse segments.
This collaboration exemplifies the joint commitment of DTNA and Hexagon Purus to foster innovation and sustainability within the vocational vehicle industry.
Together, they will introduce products to the market that complement DTNA's existing eCascadia and eM2 battery electric portfolio, already in production.
DTNA's decision to partner with Hexagon Purus is founded on their longstanding relationship and shared expertise. Before their current collaboration, DTNA collaborated with Hexagon's Agility division to develop natural gas fuel tank integration for Freightliner, and they also worked with Hexagon Purus, Hexagon's zero-emission division, on DTNA's initial generation of electric vehicles.
Furthermore, Hexagon Purus is known for its high-voltage battery technology, which offers impressive kWh efficiency per meter of frame length, aligning perfectly with the packaging requirements of medium-duty vocational applications.