Penske Adds Freightliner eCascadia Production Models

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Penske Truck Leasing announced it took delivery of two battery-electric production model Freightliner eCascadia semi-trucks from Daimler Trucks North America.

Reading, Pa.-based Penske noted the delivery of these heavy-duty electric vehicles marks the culmination of a period of co-creation, refinement and field testing that kicked off nearly five years ago.

“Interest in electric vehicles continues to grow as our customers seek to further reduce emissions,” Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning at Penske, said in a release. “We’re committed to providing our customers with the latest vehicle technologies to help them achieve their sustainability goals. We anticipate adding more electric vehicles across our fleet for full-service leasing, rental and for use within our logistics business. We commend DTNA for their collaborative approach in bringing these innovative vehicles to market.”

Penske noted it has been an early adopter of battery-electric commercial vehicles and has invested in testing, maintaining and building out charging infrastructure to support these vehicles. The company has been testing in real-world conditions across its leasing, rental and logistics fleets in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing, grocery, quick-service restaurant chains, medical and many others.

David Carson, senior vice president of sales and marketing at DTNA, said Penske played “an integral role in shaping the eCascadia to what is now available to all customers and making our highways a safer and cleaner place for us and generations to come.” — Transport Topics

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