Penske Truck Leasing is adding Orange EV electric terminal trucks for use with customers across the U.S.
According to Penske, the vehicles are designed for trailer-handling operations in truck yards, warehousing and distribution centers, container terminals and related operations where short-distance moves are required. The units will be leased and maintained by Penske. Charging will take place in the customer’s yard, plugging in when the vehicles are not in operation, the company says.
"As we continue furthering our relationship with Orange EV and after spending significant time understanding this equipment’s capabilities, we are very pleased to make it a new product offering for our sales force in the U.S.," says Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning, Penske Truck Leasing. "We currently have several customers placing orders for these units and taking delivery of their equipment.”
"Orange EV recognizes Penske’s leadership and is proud to help further their sustainability initiatives.Together we’re helping Penske customers unlock the many benefits of electric by introducing more reliable, cost-effective, zero-emission trucks into their operations," says Wayne Mathisen, Orange EV CEO.
Penske says notable features and benefits of the Orange EV trucks are:
- Zero tailpipe emissions
- Regenerative braking with 50 percent shorter stopping distance
- Operates up to 24 hours on a single charge
- Digital cab architecture
- Remote diagnostic capabilities