Penske Truck Leasing continues to progress and drive key learnings in commercial electric vehicle advancement with the official opening of its sixth heavy-duty electric vehicle charging station in Southern, California. Penske's latest EV charging station in Ontario, California, is equipped with an innovative battery energy storage system, manufactured by Fluence Energy, LLC, a Siemens and AES Company, which is designed to offset demand on the electricity grid during peak charging times.
Over the last 12 plus months, Penske Truck Leasing marked some key milestones related to bringing commercial electric trucks to market and testing these vehicles in real-world applications with customers and within our subsidiary's fleet at Penske Logistics. Here are a few of the highlights:
Penske Logistics Logged Over 10,000 Miles in Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjEwODIwMC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY2MDc2NzA1M30.aq6dPrpHuNg5a6rkD4tjxdmIsd5h1tK_mxvd8Z1k_b8/img.jpg?width=980" id="a3454" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="db9d11cea25f6a75dea898f2d8d54eaa" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p><a href="https://www.penskelogistics.com" target="_blank"><br>Penske Logistics</a> announced that it successfully logged more than 10,000 over-the-road miles making multiple, daily store deliveries on dedicated routes in Southern California for a leading quick service restaurant chain using two electric Freightliner Innovation Fleet eCascadias. The company believes it was the first truck fleet operator in the United States to achieve such a feat. <a href="https://www.gopenske.com/blog/logistics/penske-logistics-logs-over-10-000-miles-in-heavy-duty-electric-trucks" target="_self">Read More</a>.</p>
Penske Logistics today announced that it has successfully logged more than 10,000 over-the-road miles making multiple, daily store deliveries on dedicated routes in Southern California for a leading quick service restaurant chain using two, electric Freightliner Innovation Fleet eCascadias. The company believes it is the first truck fleet operator in the United States to achieve such a feat.
Bill Combs, director of connected fleet for Penske Transportation Solutions, an $8.4 billion leader in transportation and logistics, will lend his expertise to the upcoming Fleet Forward Conference. Hosted by Bobit Business Media, the conference will take place in San Jose, California, from November 11-13, at The Forager.
Penske Truck Leasing is growing its electric vehicle fleet with the addition of the Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor (T2E). The introduction of these new all-electric commercial vehicles into Penske’s fleet is another in a series of recent moves the company has undertaken to test and showcase innovative electric vehicles and help bring them to market.
Sean Yentsch, director of facilities at Penske Truck Leasing, will participate in a Commercial Vehicles and Extreme Fast-Charging Research Needs Workshop at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, August 27-28.
Penske Truck Leasing took delivery of one of the first Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) Freightliner electric eCascadia Class 8 trucks at a ceremony in Yountville, California, August 20, 2019. The truck is part of Freightliner’s Electric Innovation Fleet.
Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning for Penske Truck Leasing will be a panelist at the upcoming Edison Electric Institute (EEI) 2019 Conference in Philadelphia.
Penske Truck Leasing is adding FUSO eCanter battery-electric work trucks to its expansive logistics, leasing and rental fleets. Penske is among the first fleet operators to take delivery of these limited-production medium-duty vehicles.