Reyes Coca-Cola to Deploy 20 eCascadias in California
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The delivery trucks will be based at the West Coast and Midwest bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola brands’ Downey, Calif., depot, it said Nov. 16.
“We’re excited to roll out these 100% electric, zero-emission heavy duty tractors as we strive toward our goal of reducing our carbon emissions in our operations by 30% by 2030,” said Tim Heinen, vice president of strategic infrastructure and development at Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling.
“Our electric fleet for Downey, which now includes electric semi-trucks and electric customer care vehicles, will serve customers throughout Southern California and build on our commitment to make a positive difference in our communities,” he added.
Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling will soon add 20 zero-emission eCascadias to its California fleet, leading to a yearly reduction of 40,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Learn more at https://t.co/nH7MDb2GET pic.twitter.com/xybNaEfvLk — Daimler Truck NA (@DaimlerTruckNA) November 16, 2023
Reyes’ parent company, Reyes Holdings, ranks No. 6 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest private carriers in North America.
The eCascadias represent Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling’s first zero-emission heavy-duty tractors in its California fleet. They will charge using 20 Detroit eFill commercial charging stations that have been installed at the Downey facility.
Recharging is set to take as little as two and a half to three hours to reach 80% capacity, DTNA said. The eCascadia delivers a typical range of 155, 220 or 230 miles, depending on the specific setup.
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The Freightliner eCascadia was launched in 2022. DTNA said the eCascadia is the best-selling electric model in the Class 8 market in 2023, citing Polk registration data. Freightliner offers two battery-electric models in the U.S. — the eCascadia and the eM2 medium-duty Class 6-7 model.
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