A continual focus on emerging technologies highlights the commitment of both commercial vehicle industry leaders to achieve a zero-emissions future. - Photo: Penske

A continual focus on emerging technologies highlights the commitment of both commercial vehicle industry leaders to achieve a zero-emissions future.

Photo: Penske

Penske will be the first U.S. fleet to take delivery of Navistar's new International eMV battery-electric medium-duty truck. Navistar and Penske Truck Leasing announced "their continued commitment to a zero-emissions future" with the delivery of the eMV series. 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, Navistar group vice president for national accounts, in a news release. “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.

First announced with a prototype in 2019, the International eMV Series battery-electric trucks made their official debut in Long Beach, California, at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo last month.

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