Penske Truck Leasing today announced that it will be adding a series of Orange EV electric terminal trucks to its fleet of electric rental vehicles in the United States. Orange EV manufactures powerful terminal trucks suitable for trailer handling operations in truck parks, warehouse and distribution centers, container terminals and related operations where short distance travel is required.
Penske has partnered with Orange EV to expand its electrified and sustainable vehicle offerings. The company wanted more electric options for various business activities, as it recently added a fleet of Ford’s E-Transit vans to its fleet.
“As we continue to deepen our relationship with Orange EV and after spending a lot of time understanding the capabilities of this equipment, we are very pleased to make this a new product offering for our US sales force” , said Penske Truck Leasing Senior VP of Procurement and Fleet Planning. , says Paul Rosa. “We currently have several customers placing orders for these units and taking delivery of their equipment.”
Orange EV trucks combine powerful vehicles suitable for lifting heavy equipment and other short-distance, energy-intensive tasks with durable vehicle characteristics. The trucks offer zero tailpipe emissions with regenerative braking that provides 50% shorter stopping distance. Additionally, the vehicles can run for up to 24 hours on a single charge and feature digital cabin architecture for a modern feel and remote diagnostic capabilities for easier maintenance.
“Orange EV recognizes Penske’s leadership and is proud to help further its sustainability initiatives,” said Wayne Mathisen, CEO of Orange EV. “Together, we’re helping Penske customers reap the many benefits of electric by bringing more reliable, fuel-efficient, zero-emissions trucks into their operations.”
Penske plans to display the Orange EV electric terminal truck, along with other electric vehicles, at its booth at the 2022 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California.
Orange EV has stated on its website that electric construction trucks are very advantageous for many reasons:
“While on-road heavy-duty electric trucks are still under development, pure electric construction trucks are already ramping up and offer well-established advantages: they are more comfortable to drive than their diesel counterparts, have lower operating costs and produce zero emissions.And the hard data from these deployments proves that electric yard trucks can get off the ground quickly, even without incentives.
The company said it has more than 400 trucks deployed across the United States in harsh climates, 24/7 operations, and all sectors of freight transportation. “Given their compelling benefits and lower total cost of ownership, electric construction trucks are set to become the industry standard. Now is the time for change,” the company said.
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