Penske combines all-electric tractor with electric TRU

Penske combines all-electric tractor with electric TRU

Since its first deployment, the fleet has completed over 125 trips, covering over 20,000 miles and 2,500 TRU run hours.

ConMet eMobility announced that Penske Logistics became the first third-party logistics provider to pair a nMotion TR 160-45 equipped reefer trailer with a Freightliner eCascadia electric semi-truck. The company said pairing enables zero-emission refrigerated transport by combining an all-electric tractor with a reefer trailer cooled by an electric standby TRU powered by energy generated from in-wheel electric motors.

Since its first deployment, the fleet has completed over 125 trips, covering over 20,000 miles and 2,500 TRU run hours, while maintaining cold cargo temperature and on-time deliveries, the company said. Based on initial route performance, this reefer configuration could reduce annual TRU fuel consumption and decrease direct CO2 emissions from the TRU by more than 40,000 pounds per year.

“We are committed to developing new technologies that support each fleet’s operational needs and electrification strategy, as well as providing the tools and customer care needed to integrate those new technologies into daily operations successfully,” Marc Trahand, vice president and general manager of ConMet eMobility, said. “We look forward to continued success with Penske Logistics and other fleets as we work together to electrify the industry.”

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