U.S. primary leasing company Penske Truck ordered 750 Ford E-Transit cargo vans to renew and increase its own commercial vehicle fleet. It is quite a significant order of E-Transit vans, which are getting really popular in the U.S. As a matter of fact, Ford has already announced about 10,000 electric van orders from over 300 customers in North America. A few days ago, Ford Otosan announced that production of Ford E-Transit vans started also in Kocaeli, Turkey, in order to meet the demand of more than 5,000 vehicles coming from Europe.
Ford E-Transit vans within Penske’s fleet
Penske’s first Ford E-Transit vehicles will be made available in Southern California with other locations around the U.S. phased in later in the year. These are the first light-duty electric trucks to be made available in Penske’s rental and leasing fleet, as previously announced.
Once these Ford E-Transit electric zero tailpipe emission vehicles go into service, they will be made available for both rental and longer-term full-service leasing. Penske’s long-term plans include adding more of these units to its wider network of rental and leasing locations across North America. The van has an estimated range of 126 miles (slightly over 200 km).
«We’re excited to help bring these new vehicles to market as both a rental and full-service lease option for our customers», said Art Vallely, president of Penske Truck Leasing. «We continue to expand and diversify our fleet of electric vehicles and to offer new options for customers seeking more sustainable choices when it comes to transportation».