Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has invested US$20 million into its Detroit manufacturing plant to build the new Detroit ePowertrain.
It will be used to power Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 electric trucks.
Initially, the Detroit ePowertrain will offer an eAxle design, offered in two variants. The single motor design is rated at 180 hp, delivering up to 11,500 lb.-ft. of torque, while a dual motor design offers twice the power and torque.
Three battery options will be available, in 210, 315, and 475 kWh capacities.
Production of the Detroit ePowertrain is scheduled to begin late this year.