Penske Truck Leasing is the most recent main buyer for Ford’s E-Transit electrical cargo van after Walmart.
The Studying, Pennsylvania-based firm, which efficiently piloted the automobiles late final yr, has ordered 750 E-Transits to be used as a part of its rental and leasing fleet. Penske stated it plans to take supply of its first a number of automobiles within the subsequent weeks.
The E-Transit vans shall be made out there in Southern California, with different areas across the US to observe later within the yr. As beforehand introduced, the Ford E-Transit is the primary light-duty electrical truck to be made out there in Penske’s rental and leasing fleet.
“We’re excited to assist deliver these new automobiles to market as each a rental and full-service lease choice for our clients. We proceed to broaden and diversify our fleet of electrical automobiles and to supply new choices for purchasers in search of extra sustainable selections on the subject of transportation.”
Artwork Vallely, president of Penske Truck Leasing
In the long run, Penske plans so as to add extra E-Transits to its wider community of rental and leasing areas throughout North America.
The corporate selected to order the vans after it acquired a pre-production mannequin and entry to telematics providers late final yr as a part of Ford‘s business enterprise pilot program.
Penske Truck Leasing will show the Ford E-Transit and different electrical automobiles inside its sales space on the Superior Clear Transportation Expo (Might 9–12) in Lengthy Seashore, California.
Ford kicked off deliveries of the 2022 E-Transit in February, when it additionally introduced it had already acquired 10,000 orders from about 300 business clients within the US. Among the many largest shoppers is Walmart, which earlier this yr stated it will purchase 1,100 vans.
Of the 10,000 orders, Ford stated 44% are for the high-roof model, 32% are for the medium-roof model and 19% are for the low roof.
Priced from $44,500 together with transport, the Ford E-Transit affords an estimated vary of as much as 126 miles in low-roof cargo van guise. In accordance with Ford inside analysis, business clients drive a mean of 74 miles a day.