WARWICK, R.I., Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
About eNow: eNow is an innovative, clean-technology company specializing in renewable energy systems. eNow was formed in 2011 to introduce advanced solar power technologies to the transportation industry. eNow designs and sells solar-powered idle-reduction systems for medium and heavy-duty vehicle applications. These products are designed to reduce fuel and maintenance costs, save energy, and reduce emissions. The company's goal is to provide industry-specific solar solutions to companies that embrace profit, planet, and people. The company provides sustainable solutions to the increased regulatory requirements of its customers, while allowing them to realize a significant return on their investment. For more information, visit enowenergy.com
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