Penske Truck Leasing has now opened charging stations for heavy-duty electric vehicle with 14 high-speed chargers at four of its existing facilities in Southern California.The company’s plans to includes at least six more chargers and will bringing the total number to 20.
Penske Truck Leasing’s facilities in San Diego, Chino, Anaheim and La Mirada, these 14 chargers connect directly to a commercial truck’s battery charging system, providing a DC fast charging option for commercial electric fleets. Utilizing 50 kW to 150 kW chargers, this charging infrastructure allows Penske to power an all-electric class 8 tractor from zero to 100% charge in less than half a shift.
Penske is also partnering with Daimler for the testing of DTNA’s electric vehicle fleet. This collaboration partially funded by a $16 million grant from California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District, an agency focused on improving air quality in the ports’ region of Los Angeles.