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According to Electrek (This article and its images were originally posted on Electrek November 5, 2018 at 05:02AM.)
There’s currently a race to bring electric trucks to market and change the economics in the trucking industry while removing its reliance on fossil fuels.
Tesla has the most aggressive plan to electrify the market with the Tesla Semi, but Daimler Trucks, one of the largest incumbents, is not worried about it.
The CEO throws some cold water on Tesla’s electric truck project and says that Daimler will come out on top.
Daimler, which owns commercial truck brands like Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Freightliner, has several electric truck efforts of its own.
Most of them don’t aim to compete with Tesla Semi, which is a full capacity class 8 truck, but they still have something in the same segment: the eCascadia, an all-electric version of their flagship truck.
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