Penske Truck Leasing Adds FUSO eCanter Trucks to Electric Fleet
MAR 14, 2019 - 6:30 am
Penske Truck Leasing will add FUSO eCanter battery-electric work trucks to its expansive logistics, leasing and rental fleets. The company will be among the first fleet operators to take delivery of these limited-production medium-duty vehicles.
“We’re pleased to begin introducing the eCanter into our fleet,” said Brian Hard, Penske president and CEO. “We continue to invest in the latest viable innovative vehicle technologies to benefit our customers. With an initial estimated range of up to 80 miles and a fast-charging option, the eCanter is a viable option for fleets seeking to reduce tailpipe emissions and noise pollution in urban delivery settings.”
Penske will initially take delivery of four FUSO trucks for use in California. The introduction of these vehicles into Penske’s fleet is another in a series of recent moves the company has made to test and showcase innovative electric vehicles with its customers, including the Freightliner eM2 and eCascadia from Daimler Trucks North America, a sister organization of FUSO.
FUSO is the first to commercialize a series-produced, all-electric work truck. As a major truck manufacturer and through the backing of its parent, Daimler, FUSO can demonstrate its ability of supporting the operation of eCanter trucks through its established parts, service and warranty network of FUSO dealerships.
“Our leadership in electric trucks answers, today, the public’s need for zero tailpipe emissions, zero-noise trucks for continuously increasing demands for inner-city distribution,” said Justin Palmer, president and CEO, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America. “We applaud early-adopters, such as Penske, for their leadership and partnership. These remarkable eCanter truck operators are building the case that electric trucks are an essential part of the future of inner-city distribution.”
Celebrating its 50th year in business and headquartered in Reading, PA, Penske Truck Leasing is a partnership of Penske, Penske Automotive Group and Mitsui & Co. A global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 300,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
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