All-electric ROUSH CleanTech F-650 truck will feature Proterra battery technology systems. The two companies are about to collaborate on fleet electrification strategies, including charging, to support end-use customers. The first Proterra-powered vehicles will be delivered to Penske Truck Leasing in 2023.
ROUSH CleanTech, a company highly specialized in battery-electric vehicles, has deployed more than 37,000 advanced clean technology vehicles since 2010 that have accumulated more than 2 billion miles with more than 3,000 commercial, school bus, and public transit fleets. The company 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, which will be the first customer for this next-generation product.
Built on the Ford’s industry leading F-650 chassis
The all-electric ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-650 is a purpose-built Class 6 commercial electric vehicle that is available in several configurations including utility trucks, shuttle buses, and box trucks.
Built on the Ford’s industry leading F-650 chassis, the vehicle will be equipped with Proterra’s H Series battery systems. Ideal for packaging between frame rails, the Proterra H Series battery system powering the F-650 can provide 165 kilowatt hours of energy to deliver an estimated 125 miles of vehicle range on a single charge.
The collaboration between ROUSH CleanTech, Proterra, and Penske
«The goal of the ROUSH CleanTech, Proterra, and Penske collaboration is to remove any and all barriers to help fleets transition to a cleaner future», said Todd Mouw, president of ROUSH CleanTech. «It’s clear the market is looking for trusted brands like ours to develop innovative technologies while also supporting the entire lifecycle, from vehicle design and development, to infrastructure assistance, after-sales customer support, and more».
On the other hand, Penske has been operating, supporting and maintaining alternative-fueled vehicle fleets for more than 30 years, including commercial electric vehicles for a decade. In addition to the next-generation F-650, Penske has introduced light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles to its fleet along with its own heavy-duty EV charging networks.