Penske Truck Leasing and Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) commemorated the supply of two battery electrical manufacturing mannequin Freightliner eCascadia semi-trucks. The supply of those heavy-duty electrical automobiles is a major milestone for each firms and marks the end result of a interval of co-creation, refinement and field-testing that kicked off almost 5 years in the past.
“Curiosity in electrical automobiles continues to develop as our clients search to additional cut back emissions,” mentioned Paul Rosa, senior vp of procurement and fleet planning at Penske. “We’re dedicated to offering our clients with the most recent automobile applied sciences to assist them obtain their sustainability targets. We anticipate including extra electrical automobiles throughout our fleet for full-service leasing,rental, and to be used inside our logistics enterprise. We commend DTNA for his or her collaborative strategy in bringing these progressive automobiles to market.”
Penske has been an early adopter of battery electrical industrial automobiles and has invested in testing, sustaining, and constructing out charging infrastructure to assist these automobiles. The corporate has been testing in real-world circumstances throughout its leasing, rental, and logistics fleets in a wide range of industries together with retail, manufacturing, grocery, quick-service restaurant chains, medical, and lots of others.
“Penske is a real pioneer in bringing superior applied sciences to the highway,” mentioned David Carson, senior vp gross sales and advertising, DTNA. “As a long-term, trusted associate in our electrification journey, Penske performed an integral function in shaping the eCascadia to what’s now accessible to all clients and making our highways a safer and cleaner place for us and generations to return.”
Since 2018, Penske Truck Leasing and DTNA have collaborated on testing and introducing electrical automobiles to clients together with the Freightliner eM2 and eCascadia fashions. Alongside the way in which, the businesses have marked many notable milestones together with two current efforts to be the primary firms ever to make use of the electrical vans to haul high-performance race vehicles in each the NASCAR and IndyCar racing collection.
By “Transfer Forward” Employees