Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) says its Portland, Oregon, plant builds vehicles without releasing planet-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It is the first in Daimler’s global manufacturing network to achieve carbon neutrality.
DTNA is making an unspecified “significant investment” in the Portland facility as it prepares for series production in 2022 of the battery-powered Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors and Freightliner eM2 Class 6 medium-duty trucks.
“The commitment we have to CO₂-neutral vehicles starts with how they are produced. And we are on the path to achieving carbon-neutral production,” DTNA President and CEO Roger Nielsen said in a press release.
“With our quickly growing portfolio of battery-electric vehicles and our transformative work in hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles that will be on the road within the decade, our future and our industry’s future is electric.”
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