In the wake of Tesla’s big rig reveal, automotive giants Daimler refuses to be left behind.
“The game has started,” Daimler Trucks Asia chief Mark Llistosella told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.
In recent weeks the battle to be the frontrunner for the electric car industry has been ratcheted up as Tesla, Daimler AG and other major manufacturers are trying to be the first out the gate in the world of electric motor shipping.
According to Reuters “Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) on Thursday said United Parcel Service Inc(UPS.N) will be the first U.S. commercial customer for its new battery-powered eCanter truck, and the company will expand its electric truck production as lower cost, longer-range batteries become available within two to three years.”
This puts the pressure back on Tesla who have yet to put their big rig into production. As both companies compete for the prize of the best rig, the markets will watch with baited breath. Keep an eye on daimler stock as their electronic program begins to grow.
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