Penske Truck Leasing has put a battery-electric eM2 from the Freightliner Innovation Fleet into service with Temco Logistics, a final-mile, white glove solutions provider.
The Class 6 battery-electric truck is being used for the delivery and installation of appliances to residential homes, providing service throughout California’s Northern Orange County and the Inland Empire. The vehicle makes up to 18 stops per day, averaging 300 miles per week. When it enters series production in 2022, the Freightliner eM2 is expected to have up to 230 miles of range.
"Temco is a perfect fit. They make multiple short trips per day and are innovative thinkers when it comes to sustainability. Along with our friends at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), we are looking forward to receiving feedback as they deploy the eM2 into their fleet," said Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning at Penske Truck Leasing.
In 2018, Penske Truck Leasing and DTNA announced a partnership to test commercial electric trucks from DTNA's Freightliner brand in real-world situations and drive future improvements to the technology.
"At Temco, we are very excited to continue our journey with sustainability and reduce our carbon footprint. We are thrilled to work with a partner like Penske to help us innovate and design our fleet of delivery vehicles while being an environmentally responsible corporate citizen," said Jason Woll, senior vice president of logistics & engineering at Temco Logistics.
The electric truck fleet is supported by a network of heavy-duty electric vehicle charging stations at six Penske Truck Leasing facilities in Southern California, where Penske also performs preventive maintenance.