Navistar and Penske Truck Leasing today announced their continued commitment to a zero-emissions future with the anticipated delivery of the International® eMV™ Series medium duty truck. This will mark Navistar's first U.S. delivery of the full battery electric medium-duty trucks from International.
The delivery of the International eMV Series reinforces the partnership of Navistar and Penske on the continued collaboration of various emerging technologies for the commercial vehicle industry.
"We are pleased to be partnering with Penske to take delivery of five of our earliest production eMV Series full battery electric trucks," said Dan Kayser, Group vice president, National Accounts, Navistar. "This is truly a first step in our collective journey to grow the fleet of zero-emissions vehicles. These vehicles will be manufactured on the same assembly lines that currently produce International diesel-powered vehicles."
As a validation partner, Penske plans to operate these units at various locations throughout their footprint with the intent of evaluating the operation of electric trucks in real-world situations. The company is expanding its electrified fleet and evaluating important related technologies to support a zero-emission commercial vehicle future.
"We look forward to this continued collaboration with Navistar to progress and validate emerging industry technologies. Our organization is committed to evaluating and providing real-world feedback to further advance and serve our customers," said Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning, Penske Truck Leasing.
Navistar announced the launch of the International eMV Series full battery-electric trucks in Long Beach, Calif. at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo last month.
"The International eMV is an exciting addition to our electric fleet," said Patrick Watt, vice president, alternative vehicle and emerging technology, Penske Truck Leasing. "This is another important first in our ongoing efforts to provide customers with a range of vehicle options and gain experience with the latest electric vehicle technologies."
The new eMV combines Navistar's decades of medium-duty truck experience with the expertise of its zero-emissions team, NEXT eMobility Solutions, to deliver a fully integrated electrified powertrain and complete ecosystem solution.
By "Move Ahead Staff"
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