Southern California Edison Begins Testing Freightliner eCascadia

Freightliner’s test fleet already covered more than 500,000 miles (800,000 km).

Southern California Edison (SCE) has become the first utility to test the all-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 semi truck, envisioned for production in mid-2022.

SCE, which operates more than 6,200 vehicles, will use one of the pre-production prototypes from the Freightliner Customer Experience (CX) Fleet, over a three-month period “for material transport, moving heavy equipment like transformers, wire reels and switch gears from an Irwindale, California warehouse to SCE service centers and storage yards”.