Navistar and Penske Truck Leasing announced their continued commitment to a zero-emissions future with the anticipated delivery of the International® eMV™ Series medium-duty truck. This will mark Navistar’s first US delivery of the full battery electric medium-duty trucks from International.
Further, the delivery reinforces the partnership of Navistar and Penske on the collaboration of emerging technologies for the commercial vehicle industry.
Dan Kayser, Group vice president, national accounts, Navistar, says the partnership with Penske pleases the company. “This is truly a first step in our collective journey to grow the fleet of zero-emissions vehicles,” he says. Navistar will manufacture the trucks on the assembly lines that currently product International diesel-powered vehicles, he says.
As a validation partner, Penske plans to operate these units at various locations throughout its footprint; the intent is to evaluate the operation of electric trucks in real-world situations. The company is also 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,” says Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning, Penske Truck Leasing. “Our organization is committed to evaluating and providing real-world feedback to further advance and serve our customers.”
Navistar announced the launch of the International eMV Series full battery-electric trucks in Long Beach, California, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo last month.
Further, the new eMV combines Navistar’s medium-duty truck experience with the expertise of its zero-emissions team, NEXT eMobility Solutions. The combination delivers a fully integrated electrified powertrain and complete ecosystem solution.
Find out more, visit www.internationaltrucks.com/trucks/emv-series.