WARWICK, RI, August 1, 2017 – eNow, the leader in renewable energy solutions for the transportation industry, is pleased to announce that new Freightliner Cascadia® class 8, raised roof sleeper trucks can now be ordered with the eNow eCharge solar system as a Pre-Delivery Installation at the Custom Truck Service centers as an option. Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC.
Several existing Freightliner fleets have already added the eNow system and have returned the following conclusive results:
- Increased daily run time for auxiliary equipment, such as in-cab HVAC
- Increased overall battery life from 6 months to 3 years
- Reduced fuel consumption by 3 gallons per day from reduced engine idling
- Decreased maintenance cost due to reduction in engine idling
The eNow solar system is a perfect fit for the Freightliner’s aerodynamic design as the solar panel is just 0.125” thick and its flexible design follows the roof contours. The eNow system will supply ongoing power to the batteries, ensuring that the driver’s power needs (HVAC, TV, microwave, etc.) are always met while reducing idle time and fuel costs, while creating the ultimate fuel efficient truck.
“The eNow system has continually proven its value in reducing costs, while also demonstrating its durability over diverse road conditions and in a variety of climates,” says Jeff Flath, President and CEO of eNow. “Drivers and fleet owners who order the eNow system preinstalled will begin realizing the benefits from solar the minute they take delivery.”
The eNow system can be ordered through the Freightliner dealerships and installed at the Custom Truck Service centers located at each of the manufacturing plants.