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February 2, 2021 9:45 AM, EST

DTNA Names Rakesh Aneja to Lead eMobility Unit

Daimler electric trucksFreightliner eM2 and eCascadia by Daimler Trucks North America

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Daimler Trucks North America announced the appointment of Rakesh Aneja as the company’s new head of eMobility that is focused on electric drive systems.

Most recently, he led DTNA’s powertrain engineering organization at Detroit and was based in Michigan.

Aneja assumes the role vacated by Michael Scheib, who has been promoted to the role of head of product management at Mercedes-Benz Trucks and will be based in Germany.

Rakesh Aneja

Aneja

Aneja will lead all eMobility activities at DTNA, including product strategy, platform management, customer consulting and charging infrastructure services.

He will also serve as program lead for the medium-duty Freightliner eM2 and heavy-duty eCascadia, both slated for start of limited production in 2022, the Portland, Ore.-based company reported.

“As an industry, we are well on our way to our CO-neutral future that will benefit all of us — fleets, drivers and the public alike — and with Rakesh’s stewardship, we will hasten that transition at DTNA,” CEO Roger Nielsen said in a release. — Transport Topics

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