A Promise to put Electric Commercial Truck in Customer Hands
By Utilities Tech Outlook | Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is a leading manufacturer of heavy goods vehicles in North America, with headquarters in Portland, Ore. It produces, sells and serves commercial vehicles under the naming plates of Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit and Thomas Built Buses. Daimler Trucks North America is also called as Daimler. The company continues to strive to have a consistent, significant and positive effect on global trucking by establishing its commitment to leadership through quality and innovation across the industry. This commitment defines the core of the genetic makeup of the company.
Daimler Trucks North America always maintains healthy relationships with other eminent companies in the industry such as Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. For instance, Daimler Trucks North America delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet–a Freightliner eM2–to deliver a commercial electric truck to Penske Truck Leasing. Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. is a partner of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd., based in Reading, Pennsylvania. Penske, a leading global provider of transport services, operates over 300,000 vehicles and serves customers from over 1,000 locations in North America, Australia, Europe, South America, and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, rental of commercial and consumer trucks, contract maintenance, used truck sales, transportation, and warehouse management and supply chain management. This delivery represents an important milestone in the real application of battery- electric commercial vehicles and an important step toward emission-free mobility.
The introduction of the eM2 into the Penske fleet is also the first step in DTNA’s customer co-creation approach, as it co-develops technology to shape the transport future. As the first step in the deployment of infrastructure, Penske Truck Leasing will install 20 high-power charging stations at five of its locations in California beginning this month. Penske will provide targeted service to a further nine medium-sized electric eM2 trucks and ten heavy-duty electric eCascadia trucks in California and the Pacific North West. In its extensive logistics, truck leasing and truck rental fleets, Penske will put electric vehicles in service.
In addition to the seedling delivery, DTNA and Penske Truck Leasing made a joint donation of $50,000 to TreePeople, a local non-profit organization that plants and cares for trees in Los Angeles County and nearby mountain forests. This action with the delivery of battery-electric commercial truck has become the icing on the cake.