In recent years, globally driven economic, environmental and market forces, consolidated with improvements in battery technologies and other tech, have produced commercial electric vehicles to the point where they may soon be a viable option for fleets in specific applications.
Penske Truck Leasing is increasing its electric vehicle fleet with the recent addition of the Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor T2E.
The Kalmar Ottawa T2E is powered by lithium-ion battery technology and emphasizes an on-board inverter charger that enables the machine to be charged during natural working breaks.
Most people in the on-highway transportation industry have discovered electrification is coming to commercial vehicles (CVs), and while it is still application subordinate, everyone seems to have an interest in electrification of their fleet.
Freightliner has announced plans for production runs of two new fully electric versions of the Cascadia and the M2 106, two of their most popular trucks. Prototypes of these new vehicles were recently unveiled at the Daimler Trucks Capital Market and Technology Day in Portland, OR.