Since early 2020, Fastenal has participated with Penske in a long-term test program of two battery electric Freightliner eM2 box trucks within its Los Angeles metro area operations. In that same spirit of environmental sustainability and innovation, the company also recently joined with Penske to complete a short-term pilot of a pre-series battery electric Class 8 truck, the Freightliner eCascadia.

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Penske Truck Leasing is teaming up with ROUSH CleanTech and Proterra Inc in a new collaboration to advance the development of its next-generation Ford F-650 all-electric commercial truck.

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Penske Truck Leasing recently took delivery of two VNR Electrics from Volvo Trucks North America, expanding its fleet of battery-electric Class 8 models available in Southern California. Its first Volvo VNR Electrics will be used by two consumer retail companies, enabling both customers to gain firsthand insight into the many benefits of battery-electric trucks, the ease of recharging, and the ideal routes to deploy additional units in the future.

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Throughout 2020, Penske continued to drive innovation within its fleet. Here's a look back at some of the top moments of 2020 related to commercial electric trucks and charging.

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ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation solutions, is providing Penske Truck Leasing with all-new Ford F-650 battery electric vehicles later this year for deployment across Southern California.

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During the month of September, Mike Barnes, senior manager of regional facilities for Penske Transportation Solutions, will discuss his work with the company's heavy-duty electric vehicle charging station infrastructure, as part of a pair of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) online events. Barnes is based in Phoenix.

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Black Horse Carriers has joined Penske Truck Leasing's electric vehicle program. The companies have come together to launch a battery electric Freightliner eCascadia into the Black Horse Carriers regular operation. The dedicated fleet services company uses the Penske maintained EV truck throughout Southern California to deliver product to 78 stores for a major grocery chain.

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The first-ever State of Sustainable Fleets Report is now available at no cost for download at www.StateofSustainableFleets.com. In addition to support from Penske Transportation Solutions, this new publication has the backing of major corporations like Daimler Trucks North America, Shell Oil Company and Exelon Corporation. California-based clean technology consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) created this groundbreaking new work.

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Penske Truck Leasing continues to progress and drive key learnings in commercial electric vehicle advancement with the official opening of its sixth heavy-duty electric vehicle charging station in Southern, California. Penske's latest EV charging station in Ontario, California, is equipped with an innovative battery energy storage system, manufactured by Fluence Energy, LLC, a Siemens and AES Company, which is designed to offset demand on the electricity grid during peak charging times.

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Penske Truck Leasing's electric vehicle program welcomes long-time customer Core-Mark International, Inc. A leading consumer goods distributor, Core-Mark has aligned with Penske to deploy a battery electric Freightliner eCascadia into its fleet.

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Penske Truck Leasing's electric vehicle program continues to roll as the company works with EnerSys to put another battery electric Freightliner eM2 into service.

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Each business day, Fastenal trucks fuel up before heading out to deliver industrial and construction supplies to surrounding branches and customer locations. For one recent addition to the Fastenal fleet, there's a new twist to this daily ritual: Instead of fueling up for its delivery route, this particular truck is charging up.

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Hyliion Incorporated today announced it will be providing three vehicles to Penske Truck Leasing, all of which will incorporate its 6X4HE Class 8 hybrid system. The first of the program's three vehicles will be displayed in the booth of partner-company Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) at the 2020 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

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Over the last 12 plus months, Penske Truck Leasing marked some key milestones related to bringing commercial electric trucks to market and testing these vehicles in real-world applications with customers and within our subsidiary's fleet at Penske Logistics. Here are a few of the highlights:

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Bill Combs, director of connected fleet for Penske Transportation Solutions, an $8.4 billion leader in transportation and logistics, will lend his expertise to the upcoming Fleet Forward Conference. Hosted by Bobit Business Media, the conference will take place in San Jose, California, from November 11-13, at The Forager.

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Penske Truck Leasing is growing its electric vehicle fleet with the addition of the Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor (T2E). The introduction of these new all-electric commercial vehicles into Penske’s fleet is another in a series of recent moves the company has undertaken to test and showcase innovative electric vehicles and help bring them to market.

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American Tire Distributors (ATD), one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market, today announced a collaboration with Penske Truck Leasing to test electric trucks in the Southern California market. The partnership will consist of a three-month electric vehicle pilot at ATD’s Santa Fe Springs location.

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Sean Yentsch, director of facilities at Penske Truck Leasing, will participate in a Commercial Vehicles and Extreme Fast-Charging Research Needs Workshop at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, August 27-28.

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