Since its first deployment, the fleet has completed over 125 trips, covering over 20,000 miles and 2,500 TRU run hours.
The race to grow EV usage in commercial applications is on. And, while the bulk of the fleet world is working on wrapping their arms around initial infrastructure needs and route planning to meet application demands, Penske is already looking down the road to the next set of mile markers on the road to wider
Penske Truck Leasing is adding Orange EV electric terminal trucks for use with customers across the U.S. The vehicles are designed for trailer-handling operations in truck yards, warehousing and distribution centers, container terminals and related operations where short-distance moves are required. These units will be leased and maintained by Penske. Charging will take place in
The trucks operate within Cardinal Health’s yard and transport a daily average of 120 trailers and ocean containers.
Penske says it plans to operate these units at various locations throughout its footprint, with the intent of evaluating the operation of electric trucks in real-world situations.
Since starting the pilot, smart energy storage has driven a 40% decrease in Penske’s site peak energy consumption, the fleet reports.
Roush CleanTech will integrate its advanced clean technology and control systems to leverage Ford’s medium-duty chassis and Proterra’s battery technology to Penske Truck Leasing.
The strategic collaboration will help customers reduce emissions in their supply chains, the companies say.