Penske Truck Leasing has ordered 750 Ford E-Transit electric cargo vans. The company conducted a successful pilot of the E-Transit late last year, and plans to take delivery of the first several vehicles in the next several weeks.
Penske Truck Leasing operates more than 372,000 vehicles from more than 1,300 locations on 5 continents. Penske will make its first Ford E-Transits available in Southern California, and plans to phase in other US locations later in the year.
Once the E-Transits go into service, they will be made available for both short-term rental and longer-term full-service leasing.
The Ford E-Transit has an estimated range of over 126 miles. Its Pro Power Onboard feature turns the vehicle into a mobile generator with up to 2.4 kW of power. Since beginning deliveries earlier this year, Ford has seen strong demand, and has been working on ways to increase production.
“We’re excited to help bring these new vehicles to market as both a rental and full-service lease option for our customers,” said Art Vallely, President of Penske Truck Leasing. “We continue to expand and diversify our fleet of electric vehicles and to offer new options for customers seeking more sustainable choices.”
Source: Penske Truck Leasing