Navistar has delivered the International eMV Series to Penske Truck Leasing, marking the OEM’s first U.S. delivery of the full battery electric medium-duty trucks from International and reinforcing the partnership of both companies on the continued collaboration of various emerging technologies for the commercial vehicle industry.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Penske to take delivery of five of our earliest production eMV Series full battery electric trucks,” said Dan Kayser, group VP of national accounts at Navistar. “This is truly a first step in our collective journey to grow the fleet of zero-emissions vehicles. These vehicles will be manufactured on the same assembly lines that currently produce International diesel-powered vehicles.”
As a validation partner, Penske plans to operate these units at various locations throughout their footprint with the intent of evaluating the operation of electric trucks in real-world situations. The company is 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,” said Paul Rosa, SVP of procurement and fleet planning at Penske Truck Leasing. “Our organization is committed to evaluating and providing real-world feedback to further advance and serve our customers.”