At the 2022 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, Penske Truck Leasing and Shell Recharge Solutions North America announced a new joint initiative to support light-duty electric vehicle (EV) charging at Penske locations.
The project will initially deploy Level 2 (L2) electric truck charging stations with plug-and-charge capabilities, to support Penske's growing battery-electric truck fleet in California. Additional sites will be rolled out in four U.S. states in 2022 with more locations expected to be added in 2023 and beyond.
"Collaborating with Shell will help us expand and diversify our electric vehicle charging network and to support the light-duty electric vans we recently introduced," said Art Vallely, president, Penske Truck Leasing. "We continue to invest in growing our electric fleet and charging infrastructure to provide more options to customers seeking sustainable fleet solutions."
To support Penske, Shell Recharge Solutions will deliver design, installation, and charging network support through its SKY software platform. Shell Recharge Solutions will also provide maintenance support across Penske's network of L2 electric truck charging stations.
"Penske's light-duty EV expansion project demonstrates that e-mobility is a viable option that's available now," said Daniel Silva, VP, enterprise accounts, sectors, and decarbonization, Shell. "We're proud to work with Penske in decarbonizing their fleets which will lead to greater value for all parties while significantly reducing emissions."
Of the 33 Penske Truck Leasing sites that will feature Shell Recharge Solutions, 23 will be constructed in California; three in Washington state; two each in Colorado, Illinois, and Oregon; and one station will be located in Reading, Pennsylvania. This will bring the Penske Shell L2 network to a total of 79 chargers.