Navistar and Penske Truck Leasing announced this week their continued commitment to a zero-emissions future with the anticipated delivery of the International eMV Series medium duty truck.
This will mark Navistar’s first U.S. delivery of the full battery electric medium-duty trucks from International.
“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, vice president 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 the trucks at various locations 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 transition to zero-emission commercial vehicles.
“We look forward to this continued collaboration with Navistar to progress and validate emerging industry technologies,” said Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning, Penske Truck Leasing. “Our organization is committed to evaluating and providing real-world feedback to further advance and serve our customers.”
Navistar announced the launch of the International eMV Series full battery-electric trucks in Long Beach, Calif. at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo last month.
The new eMV combines Navistar's decades of medium-duty truck experience with the expertise of its zero-emissions team, NEXT eMobility Solutions, to deliver a fully integrated electrified powertrain and complete ecosystem solution.