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 electric vehicles (EVs) and help bring them to market, the company says.
“We remain committed to being at the forefront of commercial vehicle electrification for our customers,” explains Brian Hard, president and CEO of Penske Transportation Solutions. “Adding the capability of an electric terminal tractor is a natural next step, as they are an essential part of the mix for fleet operations. Penske and Kalmar Ottawa have a long-standing relationship, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to provide our customers with reliable and innovative yard trucks for their fleets.”
Penske Trucking Leasing has previously announced the addition of light-, medium- and heavy-duty battery electric vehicles to its fleet, as well as the construction of EV charging infrastructure.
The Kalmar Ottawa T2E, which is powered by lithium-ion battery technology, features an on-board inverter charger that allows the machine to be opportunity-charged during natural working breaks.
Initially, Penske Truck Leasing’s subsidiary, Penske Logistics, will use the new T2E in California. The vehicle is designed for trailer-handling operations in truck yards, warehousing and distribution centers, container terminals, and related operations where short-distance travel is required.