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Throughout 2020, Penske continued to drive innovation within its fleet. Here's a look back at some of the top moments of 2020 related to commercial electric trucks and charging.

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During the month of September, Mike Barnes, senior manager of regional facilities for Penske Transportation Solutions, will discuss his work with the company's heavy-duty electric vehicle charging station infrastructure, as part of a pair of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) online events. Barnes is based in Phoenix.

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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.

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Penske Transportation Solutions senior vice president of fuels and facilities, Drew Cullen, will present at the upcoming Society of Automobile Engineers Government/Industry Meeting January 23, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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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:

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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.

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Delivering on its commitment to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure at its facilities, Penske Truck Leasing has opened commercial heavy-duty electric vehicle charging stations with 14 high-speed chargers at four of its existing facilities in Southern California. The company's near term plan includes adding at least six more chargers, bringing the total number to 20. Penske believes these are the first DC fast charging stations in the U.S. designed specifically for heavy-duty commercial electric vehicles.

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Penske Truck Leasing will highlight its place as an emerging technology leader at this year's Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California. ACT Expo will be April 23-26 at the Long Beach Convention Center. In addition to Penske's electric vehicle fleet being on display – the Freightliner eM2 and FUSO eCanter – there will be several company leaders appearing on panels. Penske will be an exhibitor and is a Presenting Sponsor.

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