October 14, 2021
Navistar and Penske Truck Leasing have announced early delivery of the eMV-series international medium-duty truck, in what would be the first delivery to the United States of fully-electric, battery-powered medium-duty trucks.
“We are delighted to partner with Penske to take delivery of five of our first production eMV series full battery electric trucks,” said Dan Kayser, group vice president, national accounts, Navistar. “This is truly a first step in our collective journey to develop the fleet of zero emission vehicles. These vehicles will be manufactured on the same assembly lines that currently produce international diesel vehicles.
Penske plans to operate the units at various locations throughout their footprint with the goal of evaluating how electric trucks operate in real-world situations. The company is expanding its electrified fleet and evaluating important related technologies to support a future of zero-emission commercial vehicles.
“We look forward to this continued collaboration with Navistar to advance and validate emerging technologies in the industry. Our organization is committed to evaluating and providing real-world feedback to advance and serve our customers, ”said Paul Rosa, senior vice president of purchasing and fleet planning, Penske Truck Rental.
The eMV combines Navistar’s decades of experience in medium-duty trucks with the expertise of its zero-emission team, NEXT eMobility Solutions, to provide a fully integrated electrified powertrain and complete ecosystem solution.