Penske Truck Leasing and Navistar have just announced quite a significant cooperation. As a matter of fact, Penske will rely on the Navistar full battery electric medium-duty trucks belonging to the newly-introduced eMV Series. Indeed, we reported on the start of series production one month ago in this post. This is the very first US delivery of the eMV Series trucks from the International brand.
Statements from Navistar and Penske Truck Leasing
«We are pleased to be partnering with Penske to take delivery of five of our earliest production eMV Series full battery electric trucks», said Dan Kayser, Group vice president, National Accounts, Navistar. «This is truly a first step in our collective journey to grow the fleet of zero-emissions vehicles. These vehicles will be manufactured on the same assembly lines that currently produce International diesel-powered vehicles».
«We look forward to this continued collaboration with Navistar to progress and validate emerging industry technologies. Our organization is committed to evaluating and providing real-world feedback to further advance and serve our customers», added Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning, Penske Truck Leasing.
Expanding the electrified fleet
As a validation partner, Penske plans to operate these units at various locations throughout their footprint with the intent of evaluating the operation of electric trucks in real-world situations. The company is expanding its electrified fleet and evaluating important related technologies to support a zero-emission commercial vehicle future. On the other hand, Navistar, which is part of the TRATON Group, combines decades of medium-duty truck experience with the expertise of its zero-emissions team, NEXT eMobility Solutions, to deliver a fully integrated electrified powertrain and complete ecosystem solution