Penske Transportation Solutions is joining Daimler Trucks North America, Shell Oil Company and Exelon Corporation as sponsors of the inaugural State of Sustainable Fleets report that is authored by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA).
GNA is a clean technology consulting firm based in California that also produces the annual Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo.
Erik Neandross, GNA CEO explained: "The commercial transportation industry is at a critical inflection point. While diesel and gasoline have dominated the industry for decades, we are now approaching a new era where clean and advanced vehicle technologies can compete on performance, range, and an overall total cost of ownership—all while delivering significant environmental sustainability benefits."
The publication is billed as the first technology-neutral, comprehensive industry resource that examines five fuel and vehicle technologies across eight medium- and heavy-duty transportation sectors in the United States.
The five sections are: Natural gas, propane, battery electric, and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, against a baseline of diesel and gasoline vehicles.
The analysis includes public, private, and for-hire fleets, including school, municipal/shuttle, urban delivery, refuse, utility, transit, short-haul and long-haul sectors.
This report includes unique insights into vehicle sale trends, anticipated vehicle development timelines, real-world infrastructure and fuel costs and the growing adoption of renewable fuels.
Penske operates and maintains vehicles across a spectrum of alternative-fuels including battery electric, diesel-electric hybrids and many others. Penske is often an early adopter of clean and advanced vehicle technologies, including being one of the first to deploy a mix of electric vehicles, including terminal tractors, Freightliner eM2s, and eCascadias.
Key executives from each contributing sponsor will share the report's findings on August 11 in a virtual launch event series in partnership with ACT Virtual, a virtual extension of the annual ACT Expo.
ACT Virtual is a four-month long education series spotlighting the trends, policies, and technologies driving the future of fleet transportation. Space is limited for the launch event. For more information, visit www.StateofSustainableFleets.com.
By "Move Ahead" Staff