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Penske Freightliner Ev

Penske deploys battery-electric truck with Temco Logistics

Nov. 12, 2020
When it enters series production in 2022, the EV is expected to have up to 230 miles of range.

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 that delivers and installs appliances and home goods.

The Class 6 electric vehicle (EV) is currently being used by Temco for delivery and installation of appliances to residential homes, providing service throughout Northern Orange County in California – Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills – 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.

“We continue to put these innovative vehicles into service with customers who are forward-thinking and have use cases that make sense,” said Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning at Penske Truck Leasing. “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.”

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.

The electric truck fleet is supported by a network of heavy-duty EV charging stations at six Penske Truck Leasing facilities in Southern California. Penske also performs preventive maintenance at these locations.

“At Temco, we are very excited to continue our journey with sustainability and reduce our carbon footprint,” said Jason Woll, senior vice president of logistics & engineering at Temco Logistics. “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.” 

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