Penske has placed an order for 750 units of Ford’s all-electric cargo vans, the E-Transit. The company will take delivery of its first vans in the coming weeks.
The move follows a successful pilot test of electric vehicles for Penske’s rental and leasing fleets that was announced in November 2021. Penske tested the vehicle in its hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania, but the electric Fords will first be available to customers in Southern California. Other locations around the U.S. will be phased in throughout this year.
“We’re excited to help bring these new vehicles to market as both a rental and full-service lease option for our customers,” said Art Vallely, president of Penske Truck Leasing. “We continue to expand and diversify our fleet of electric vehicles and to offer new options for customers seeking more sustainable choices when it comes to transportation.”
The vehicles will be available to rent and for longer-term leases. In the long-term, Penske expects to make even more electric vehicles available to customers through its locations in the U.S.
Though competitors like GM also offer an all-electric cargo van option, Penske said it chose the Ford E-Transit van because of its long-time partnership with Ford.