Daimler has a bold vision of electrification of its entire commercial vehicle portfolio – all of the truck and bus models of all brands around the world will be electrified.
The turn towards EVs began several years ago with several pilot projects that now spread to various brands and models. All of those vehicles were developed and are tested with series production in the next few years in mind. The electrification will cover major markets and step by step is expected to expand to new models and brands.
To keep costs under control, Daimler intends to develop global electric vehicle toolkit under its E-Mobility Group, so that all of the brands will be able to simply use the general powertrain components in their specific products.
A major task for the broad electrification approach will be development of all the surrounding services, including depot and on-the-road charging (using CCS Combo fast chargers). In the hands of Daimler is the Fuso brand too, which is testing the small electric truck eCanter.