Truck manufacturer Navistar, part of the Traton Group, and charging solution specialist In-Charge Energy have signed a partnership aimed at powering electric vehicle fleet customers with carbon neutral electricity through their EV charging infrastructure. In addition to reducing the environmental impact of electricity usage, commercial fleets can save on operating costs and get ahead on mounting deadlines from regulatory agencies to reach zero emissions.
This generation is asking their partners questions about their impact on the planet. Through our partnership with In-Charge Energy, we are giving fleet managers answers that make them proud to choose IC Bus and International truckJason Gies, vice president, eMobility Business Development at Navistar
Navistar trucks and In-Charge Energy charging solutions
Operating mainly in North America, Navistar has recently communicated the start of series production for the International-branded eMV electric trucks. The same trucks have also been purchased by major US logistics company Penske Truck Leasing. «As an increasing number of customers are exploring, investing in and adopting electric powertrains for buses and trucks, they have questions about where the electricity comes from», said Jason Gies, vice president, eMobility Business Development, Navistar. «Through this offering, we can proudly tell our customers and their community stakeholders that their entire fleet can be entirely clean energy no matter where the fleet operates».
In-Charge Energy’s fleet-focused In-Control software platform automates the process of collecting EV charging energy information and with a single click calculates the carbon impact of fueling. The company has entered into contracts for Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to convert energy consumed by fleets to 100% renewable sources. With this solution, Navistar and other In-Charge customers can enjoy carbon-free power and seamless acquisition, operation, certification, and reporting.
Specializing in fleet electrification
«We have assembled the most experienced team in North America for fleet electrification, and the team is making it easier for fleets to maximize the cost savings and environmental benefits of electrification», said Terry O’Day, COO, In-Charge Energy. «We’re in this business to improve our footprint and make fleets successful. In-Charge Carbon-Free Credits demonstrate our purpose».
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the nation’s largest source of all greenhouse gas emissions is transportation. The largest sources of transportation-related carbon emissions come from passenger cars, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, and light-duty trucks, including sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and minivans, accounting for over half of the emissions from the transportation sector.