Panel: Innovation


Your single source solution.

Freightliner Custom Chassis has been offering innovative alternative-fuel chassis for more than a decade. In fact, we were the first to market hybrid-electric chassis for the commercial vehicle market. In 2008, we introduced ecoFRED™, the motorhome industry’s first-ever hybrid-electric chassis, and the MB-HEV hybrid-electric commercial bus chassis. These two alternative-fuel chassis were introduced in response to a growing customer demand for alternative-fuel power that provides the same excellent performance and durability as FCCC’s premium diesel-powered chassis.

In March 2009, we introduced a robust alternative-fuel chassis – the hydraulic hybrid, built on the MT-55 walk-in van chassis. We also began manufacturing compressed natural gas (CNG) commercial vehicle chassis and hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) chassis for the walk-in van market segment. These alternative-fuel vehicles have proven to have significant fuel savings benefits.

In 2014, the propane-autogas S2G chassis rolled off the line – the first ever factory-installed propane autogas engine and fuel system available for the medium-duty truck market. But we won’t stop there. Keep an eye out for more green products to come as we continue to innovate and build the best chassis in the industry.

As we continue to explore new technologies and fuel options for your fleet, FCCC remains your single-source solution – no matter the power or application.