At the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, Penske Truck Leasing and Shell Recharge Solutions North America revealed a new joint initiative to support light-duty electric vehicle charging at Penske locations. Shell Recharge Solutions will deliver design, installation and charging network support through its SKY software platform. Shell Recharge Solutions will also provide maintenance support across Penske’s network of Level 2 electric truck charging stations.
The project will initially deploy Level 2 electric truck charging stations with plug-and-charge capabilities to support Penske’s battery-electric truck fleet in California. Additional sites will be rolled out in Washington, Colorado, Illinois, Oregon and Pennsylvania in 2022, with more locations expected to be added in 2023 and beyond.
“Penske’s light-duty EV expansion project demonstrates that e-mobility is a viable option that’s available now,” Daniel Silva, vice president of enterprise accounts, sectors and decarbonization at Shell, said. “We’re proud to work with Penske in decarbonizing their fleets, which will lead to greater value for all parties while significantly reducing emissions.”
Of the 33 Penske Truck Leasing sites that will feature Shell Recharge Solutions, 23 will be constructed in California; three will be constructed in Washington; two will be constructed in Colorado, Illinois and Oregon; and one station will be constructed in Reading, PA. This will bring the Penske Shell L2 network to a total of 79 chargers.
“Collaborating with Shell will help us expand and diversify our electric vehicle charging network and to support the light-duty electric vans we recently introduced,” Art Vallely, president of Penske Truck Leasing, said. “We continue to invest in growing our electric fleet and charging infrastructure to provide more options to customers seeking sustainable fleet solutions.”
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