Penske Truck Leasing plans to add twenty DC fast chargers in total
US transportation services company Penske Truck Leasing has launched commercial heavy-duty EV charging stations with 14 high-speed chargers at four of its existing facilities in Southern California.
“We’re committed to being at the forefront of commercial vehicle electrification,” said Brian Hard, President and CEO of Penske Truck Leasing. “We are investing to ensure our customers have access to the right vehicles, technology, charging infrastructure and information to help shape the future of mobility in our industry.”
Located throughout Southern California at Penske Truck Leasing’s facilities in San Diego, Chino, Anaheim and La Mirada, the chargers connect directly to a commercial truck’s battery charging system, providing a DC fast charging option for commercial electric fleets. Utilising 50 kW to 150 kW chargers, this charging infrastructure allows Penske to power an all-electric class 8 tractor from zero to 100% charge in less than half a shift.
“We are proud to provide our customers with the ability to quickly and conveniently charge their electric truck fleets at these locations,” said Andrew Cullen, senior vice president of fuels and facilities at Penske Truck Leasing. “We’ll continue to add new locations and charging infrastructure to support our customers as our electric fleet continues to grow and the demand for commercial electric vehicles gains momentum.”
Penske celebrated on April 24 its new EV commercial charging capabilities at its La Mirada facility during an event with the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California. Daimler Trucks North America’s electric class 8 Freightliner eCascadia semi-truck was used during the charging demonstration.