Navistar and Penske Truck Leasing have announced the anticipated delivery of the International eMV Series medium-duty truck, in what would be the first U.S. delivery of the full battery-electric medium-duty trucks.
"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 VP, 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."
Penske plans to operate the 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, SVP of procurement and fleet planning, Penske Truck Leasing.
The 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.