GAFFNEY, SC – Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) and Penske Truck Leasing recently marked the delivery of two all-electric walk-in van units, the MT50e, to two customers in California in the healthcare field. The delivery is a significant step for both companies as they aim to reduce their fleet emissions over the coming years.
Michael Stark, EV Program Manager at FCCC, said that the more MT50e units that are delivered to customers, the more positive feedback they receive about the product’s performance in meeting the demands of fleets. The MT50e offers a range of features and benefits, making it an attractive option for fleet additions.
Penske Truck Leasing has been at the forefront of adopting battery-electric commercial vehicles and has invested in testing, maintenance, and charging infrastructure to support these vehicles. The company has been testing these vehicles across its leasing, rental, and logistics fleets in various industries, including medical, retail, and manufacturing.
Paul Rosa, Senior Vice President of Procurement and Fleet Planning at Penske Truck Leasing, expressed his satisfaction with the addition of the FCCC MT50e to the company’s portfolio of all-electric vehicles. Rosa said the MT50e has proven to be a high-quality addition to its customers’ operations in California.
The MT50e is powered by an exclusive battery system from Proterra and has a maximum weight of 23,000 lbs. It can travel up to 170 miles on a single charge and has a streamlined, integrated design without sacrificing cargo capacity. The MT50e also features an 8-year standard warranty and a 50-state EPA and CARB certification. Other notable features include hill-start assist, premium 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, and nationwide access to the Detroit eFill charging network. The MT50e is also designed for driver safety and ease of operation with its standard OptiView fully integrated all-digital gauge display and DriveTech driver controls.