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DTNA to integrate Hexagon batteries into Freightliner eM2

Nov. 7, 2023
Hexagon Purus will provide battery packs to be integrated into the battery-electric Freightliner eM2 for vocational applications.

Daimler Truck North America has entered a long-term agreement for Hexagon Purus to provide complete vehicle integration of battery packs for the battery-electric Freightliner eM2, the companies announced in a press release.

The integration will incorporate Hexagon Purus' 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.

See also: Freightliner eM2 production begins

"We are excited about our collaboration with Hexagon Purus and the potential it holds for the future of electric vocational trucks," said Aaron Scates, VP of vocational and medium-duty market development at DTNA. "With our shared history, combined experience, and the remarkable battery technology offered by Hexagon Purus, we look forward to yielding effective and flexible solutions for our vocational customers."

Earlier this year, DTNA unveiled the vocational Freightliner eM2 prototype trucks as part of an innovation project with truck equipment manufacturers Alamo and Altec. This release helped Freightliner in expanding zero-emission solutions for vocational customers, particularly in the utility, sweeper, dump, construction, towing, and refuse segments, according to the release.

See also: DTNA expands electric vehicle offerings with Freightliner eM2

"We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with DTNA, and we look forward to supporting them on this vocational vehicle program and in driving their transition to zero-emission mobility," said Morten Holum, CEO of Hexagon Purus. "DTNA has been an important zero-emission technology development partner for Hexagon Purus in North America for several years through our participation in the Innovation Fleet program."

Previously, DTNA worked with Hexagon's Agility division on developing Freightliner natural gas fuel tank integration and with Hexagon Purus, Hexagon's zero-emission division on DTNA's first generation of electric vehicles.

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