Daimler hands over FUSO eCanter to Penske Truck Leasing in the US

In News, Fuso1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 15, 2019

After Penske Truck Leasing received its first fully electrified Freightliner eM2 truck from Daimler Trucks North America in the US end of last year, the company now gets its first FUSO eCanter. Penske plans to operate the light duty trucks from FUSO for urban delivery in California.

“With its FUSO brand Daimler was able to gain knowledge and experience with e-trucks globally in various markets,” said Hartmut Schick, head of Daimler Trucks Asia. “We are very proud, that now with Penske a huge commercial customer in the US will also operate the FUSO eCanter for urban delivery – next to its Freightliner brothers. Penske will benefit from the global know how and experience network within Daimler Trucks.”

Penske Truck Leasing president and CEO Brian Hard said they were pleased to begin introducing the eCanter into their fleet.

“We continue to invest in the latest viable innovative vehicle technologies to benefit our customers. With a guaranteed range of 100 km and a fast-charging option, the eCanter is a viable option for fleets seeking to reduce tailpipe emissions and noise pollution in urban delivery settings.”