Penske Truck Leasing is adding Orange EV electric terminal trucks to its fleet offering across the U.S.
The vehicles are designed for trailer-handling operations in truck yards, warehousing and distribution centers, container terminals and related operations where short-distance moves are required.
These units will be leased and maintained by Penske. Charging will take place in the customer’s yard, plugging in when the vehicles are not in operation.
Penske officials say the company has several customers placing orders for these units and taking delivery of their equipment.
The Orange EV terminal trucks offer zero tailpipe emissions, regenerative braking with 50% shorter stopping distance, digital cab architecture, and remote diagnostic capabilities. The trucks operate up to 24 hours on a single charge
Earlier this year, North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s Run on Less Electric fleet efficiency demonstration concluded that electric yard tractors may be a great first step for fleets interested in learning more about electrification in commercial vehicle applications.