Leading the Way for Electric Fleets

Penske is helping fleet leaders navigate the transition to battery electric vehicles (BEVs)

Leading the Way for Electric Fleets

Fleet managers are closely monitoring the potential of electric fleets, and Penske Truck Leasing is helping them explore and integrate this new technology. As a leading advisor to executives seeking more sustainable fleet solutions and alternative fuels, we have been operating, supporting and maintaining alternative-fueled vehicle fleets for more than 30 years including commercial electric vehicles for a decade.

Through research, pilot projects and innovative partnerships, Penske continues to support new initiatives to help modern fleets enjoy the financial and environmental benefits of BEVs.

Sustainable Fleet Initiatives We're Leading:

Battery Electric Commercial Truck Test Fleet

Penske works with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the electric vehicle market to ensure that battery electric commercial trucks are on track to meet full-service truck leasing transportation requirements.

The Penske Truck Leasing EV Test Fleet includes vehicles such as the Freightliner eCascadia (class 8), Freightliner eM2 (class 6 and 7), the FUSO eCanter (class 4), the Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor T2E (class 8 yard tractor) and a Ford F-650 battery electric vehicle built to our specifications. We are also testing Hyliion's 6X4HE Class 8 hybrid system on a few vehicles.

We are working with customers to evaluate these BEVs for various markets and deploy battery electric commercial trucks in real-world applications.

Electric Vehicle Charging Network

The availability of charging stations is a key concern for electric delivery trucks. Penske has implemented a network of heavy-duty electric high-speed charging stations in Southern California with select locations that are equipped with an innovative battery energy storage system designed to offset demand on the electricity grid during peak charging times.

We are committed to building the infrastructure needed to encourage broader adoption of electric delivery trucks and other BEVs. We also believe that standardization around EV charging will help accelerate adoption and are a member of the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a worldwide industry alliance focused on promoting Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging EVs of all types.

Sustainable Fleet Research

Penske is supporting original research that can help transportation leaders make informed choices about the future of their fleets, including the annual State of Sustainable Fleets report created by California-based clean technology consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

Download the 2020 report to learn more about the key trends and performance metrics that are accelerating the adoption of sustainable vehicles in the U.S. on-road transportation industry.

Support for Today's Fleet Leaders

Penske is helping commercial fleets take advantage of the cost savings and environmental benefits that BEVs offer.

We can help you navigate the steps, find the best options, and identify maintenance and safety requirements.

Leasing Services

Comprehensive Maintenance

Penske's rigorous comprehensive maintenance programs and system analytics mean increased uptime for you.

24/7 Roadside Assistance

Penske provides 24/7 roadside assistance to all full-service lease and contract maintenance customers.

Regulatory Support

Penske's expert knowledge of industry regulations means less hassle for you.

Vehicle Options

We have the relationships and buying power you need to find the best vehicles, parts and supplies.

Electric Fleets

As an industry leader in fleet sustainability, Penske plays a key role in the evolution of electric fleets.

Sell2Lease: Trade up Your Trucks

Sell your commercial trucks to us and lease new top-of-the-line vehicles.

Additional Services

As a Penske leasing customer, you will have access to additional value-added services.