Daimler Trucks North America to Highlight Green Innovations at ACT Expo

Contact:  david.giroux@daimler.com

WASHINGTON, DC. – June 24, 2013 – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced its product lineup for the 2013 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo.

DTNA is a clear leader in the production of natural gas powered vehicles in the medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle market. DTNA is also the overall industry leader in developing clean drive technologies, having deployed:

A selection of DTNA’s green technologies will be on display at ACT Expo in Booth #619, including:

“DTNA is focused on providing our customers with sustainable options that exceed performance expectations at every turn,” said David Hames, general manager, marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America. “Our range of products married with our global resources ultimately results in the industry’s deepest and best performing lineup of medium- and heavy-duty solutions.”

In February 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified DTNA’s complete portfolio of model year 2013 on-highway, vocational and medium-duty vehicles as fully compliant with the new GHG14 regulations. DTNA was the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to be certified as GHG14-compliant.

DTNA’s complete vehicle lineup, certified by the GHG14 standard, is led by the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution, which is DTNA’s flagship vehicle for fuel efficiency, aerodynamics and total cost of ownership. The new Detroit-powered Cascadia Evolution is the company’s most recent addition to its line-up of fully GHG14-compliant vehicles. Powered by a newly designed Detroit DD15® engine and featuring some of the most advanced aerodynamic achievements in the industry, the Cascadia Evolution delivers up to an additional 7 percent improvement in fuel economy over the 2010 Freightliner Cascadia model. 

DTNA’s commitment to green technologies is part of parent company Daimler AG’s global “Shaping Future Transportation” initiative. Launched in 2007, the initiative is focused on reducing criteria pollutants, carbon dioxide and fuel consumption through the utilization of clean, efficient drive systems and alternative fuels.

For more information, go to www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com

About Daimler Trucks North America
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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