The engines use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to meet the 2010 emissions regulations, and improve fuel economy by up to 5% over previous engines.
“Volvo’s trucks and engines are right in line with our approach to minimizing environmental impacts and improving operations. We think our truck rental and truck leasing customers will embrace vehicles like these as win-win options for their businesses and the environment,” said Marc Althen, senior vp-administration and procurement for Penske Truck Leasing.
One hundred of the trucks have been built and placed into Penske’s fleet with the remaining 500 to be delivered over the next several months, Volvo said.
“We are extremely happy that Penske chose Volvo trucks and engines to meet the EPA ’10 emissions standard, while also delivering the performance and fuel economy Penske and its customers require,” said Scott Kress, vp-sales for Volvo Trucks in North America. “Volvo’s engines and SCR system are the most tested products in our company's history and are the right choice for EPA ’10. Penske not only has a deserved reputation as one of the leaders in evaluating new technology, they are committed to running the cleanest and most efficient trucks available.”