Freightliner Debuts New CNG Truck Models.

“By partnering with companies like UPS to pilot innovations such as the new Cascadia CNG truck, we can continuously evaluate and enhance our products. Our proven experience in developing alternative fuel technologies for applications ranging from long hauls to vocational jobs demonstrates our commitment to environmentally sustainable solutions that increase productivity and efficiency for our customers.”

Kelly Gedert
Director of Product Marketing,
Freightliner Trucks & Detroit Components

Freightliner expands its breadth of alternative fuel options by showcasing two truck models equipped with new compressed natural gas technology (CNG).

One of the new Cascadia CNG vehicles was developed in collaboration with UPS. It’s equiped with a Cummins Westport ISX12N Near Zero (NZ) NOx natural gas engine and Eaton Fuller Advantage® Series Automated Manual transmission. Combined with the already sleek aerodynamic design of the New Freightliner Cascadia result in gains of up to 3% in fuel efficiency.

The other CNG vehicle revealed is the M2 112 equipped with a Cummins Westport L9N Near Zero (NZ) NOx natural gas engine and TYMCO sweeper, the propane-autogas S2G chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) and the Thomas Built Buses (TBB) Saf-T-Liner® C2 all-electric school bus. Becoming the first electric bus of TBB.

Daimler’s commitment to green technologies is part of its global “Shaping Future Transportation” initiative. Launched in 2007, the initiative reduces criteria pollutants, carbon dioxide and fuel consumption through the use of clean, efficient drive systems, including clean diesel and alternative fuels.