Freightliner eM2 Named 2023 Commercial Green Truck of the Year; 10 Electric Commercial Vehicles Honored with Green Car Product of Excellence Awards

LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Freightliner eM2 has been named 2023 Commercial Green Truck of the Year™ by Green Car Journal, the award-winning magazine that has championed environmentally sustainable transportation for the past three decades.

“Freightliner’s eM2 is a standout new model amid a dynamic and growing field of electric commercial vehicles and a deserving winner of the 2023 Commercial Green Truck of the Year™ award,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal. “Beyond its impressive work capabilities and no compromise zero-emission operation, the eM2 medium-duty electric truck is an important flag bearer for the Freightliner brand as it further expands its reach into the crucial electrified commercial vehicle field.”

Following the introduction of Freightliner’s eCascadia Class 8 electric truck, the series production eM2 represents a strategic move into the electric medium-duty truck market. Importantly, the eM2 presents an attractive zero-emission option for pickup and delivery service in crowded urban environments where Class 6/7 commercial trucks do much of their work. The electric eM2 is based on Freightliner’s best-selling M2 model with production taking place at the truck maker’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility.

Green Car Journal’s Green Car Product of Excellence™ honors commercial vehicles that feature greater environmental performance through higher efficiency, the integration of advanced technology and electronics, and innovative powertrains that achieve decarbonization goals with low or no carbon emissions.

Green Car Journal is proud to honor these models as 2023 Green Car Product of Excellence award winners:

  • Blue Arc EV Walk-In Delivery Van
  • BrightDrop Zevo Electric Delivery Vans
  • GreenPower EV Star Cab & Chassis
  • Lion Electric Lion5 Electric Class 5 Truck
  • Mack MD Electric Medium Duty Truck
  • Mullen THREE Class 3 Electric Truck
  • Rizon e16M/e16L/e18L Electric Trucks
  • Tesla Semi Electric Class 8 Truck
  • Workhorse W56 Class 5/6 Electric Vans
  • Via Motors VTRUX Electric Work Truck

Green Car Journal has recognized environmental leadership at auto shows and major event venues through its highly regarded Green Car Awards™ program over the past 18 years. The magazine first presented its coveted Green Car of the Year® award at a Los Angeles press conference in 2005. Widely regarded as the most important environmental awards in the motor vehicle field, the Green Car Awards™ have evolved to recognize environmental achievement in an increasing number of important vehicle segments over the years, including commercial vehicles.

New Green Car Journal Issue 
The upcoming Green Car Journal issue now in production offers a special focus on electrification, including cases to be made for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric vehicles. Opportunities exist for companies, energy interests, and organizations to share their environmental focus and leadership through sponsored content sections in this issue. Those interested in participating in this special issue should contact publisher Ron Cogan at

About Green Car Group 
The award-winning Green Car Journal is part of the Green Car Group, which applies its 30-plus years of expertise and institutional knowledge to support the evolution of transportation toward a more sustainable future. Its activities include producing events, hosting conferences and advanced vehicle exhibits, and offering consulting and content creation services to select companies and organizations committed to making real efforts to decarbonize the future of transportation.

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SOURCE Green Car Journal