Daimler Truck North America premiered the Freightliner eM2, the latest entry in its line of electric vehicles, during the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo May 2. “Today, we welcome the Freightliner eM2 to further expand our application coverage and to give customers another zero-emission choice,” said DTNA CEO John O’Leary during the unveiling announcement. “The eM2 will be a fantastic fit for inner urban pickup and delivery, and coming soon for vocational applications.” The eM2 will be offered in two configurations: a Class 6 single-motor version which provides up to 190 continuous horsepower from a 194-kWh battery and a typical range of 180 miles on a single charge; and a Class 7 dual-motor version, which provides up to 255 continuous hp from a 291-kWh battery and a typical range of 250 miles per charge. Built on DTNA’s M2 106 Plus platform and introduced on the heels of the series production Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 electric tractor, the eM2 expands the company’s CO2-neutral transportation offerings to the medium-duty segment. Coming to market with a familiar platform is intended to maintain standards customers expect, said Greg Treinen, DTNA director for on-highway market development. “Having a smooth transition for our customers in that space to battery-electric, and having a lot of the same benefits that our customers experience today with the M2106 Plus will allow our customers — our fleets and our drivers — to have a level of familiarization with [the eM2],” he said.