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Penske, ROUSH CleanTech, Proterra Announce F-650 Electrical Business Vehicles

The three firms are collaborating on fleet electrification methods, together with charging, to help clients.

Picture: ROUSH CleanTech

ROUSH CleanTech, Penske Truck Leasing, and Proterra have introduced a brand new collaboration below which Proterra will provide its battery know-how to ROUSH CleanTech for the event of its next-generation Ford F-650 all-electric industrial truck.

ROUSH CleanTech will combine its superior clear know-how and management techniques to leverage Ford’s medium-duty chassis and Proterra’s battery know-how to Penske Truck Leasing, which would be the first buyer for this next-generation product. As well as, the three firms will collaborate on continued fleet electrification, together with charging and an ecosystem of options that can make the transition to electrical extra seamless for fleets.

The all-electric ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-650 is a Class 6 industrial electrical automobile obtainable in a number of configurations together with utility vans, shuttle buses, and field vans.

Constructed on the Ford’s F-650 chassis, the automobile can be outfitted with Proterra’s H Collection battery techniques. Perfect for packaging between body rails, the Proterra H Collection battery system powering the F-650 can present 165 kilowatt hours of power to ship an estimated 125 miles of auto vary on a single cost, whereas supporting an obtainable payload of practically 8,500 lbs. ROUSH CleanTech expects to ship the next-generation Ford F-650 in Q2 of 2023 to Penske Truck Leasing.

“The aim of the ROUSH CleanTech, Proterra, and Penske collaboration is to take away any and all limitations to assist fleets transition to a cleaner future,” mentioned Todd Mouw, president of ROUSH CleanTech. “It’s clear the market is searching for trusted manufacturers like ours to develop modern applied sciences whereas additionally supporting your complete lifecycle — from automobile design and growth, to infrastructure help, after-sales buyer help, and extra.”

ROUSH CleanTech is backed by a long time of superior automobile engineering controls and integration expertise together with battery electrical and hydrogen gas cell from guardian firm, Roush Enterprises. ROUSH CleanTech’s experience in electrification consists of manufacturing design, practical efficiency validation, compliance testing, meeting arrange, and automobile second-stage manufacturing. ROUSH CleanTech has deployed greater than 37,000 superior clear know-how autos since 2010 which have accrued greater than 2 billion miles with greater than 3,000 industrial, college bus, and public transit fleets.

“We plan to deploy and function these autos in a number of markets,” mentioned Paul Rosa, senior vp of procurement and fleet planning at Penske Truck Leasing.

Penske has been working, supporting, and sustaining alternative-fueled automobile fleets for greater than 30 years, together with industrial electrical autos for a decade. Along with the next-generation F-650, Penske has launched light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty electrical industrial autos to its fleet together with its personal heavy-duty EV charging networks.

Proterra Powered leverages Proterra’s electrical automobile know-how and experience to assist industrial automobile producers electrify their autos. Designed and manufactured within the U.S., Proterra battery packs leverage power density and a customizable design to suit inside quite a lot of autos.

Proterra’s battery techniques have been confirmed in additional than 20 million service miles pushed by Proterra transit autos and validated by means of collaborations with industrial automobile producers to energy supply vans, electrical college buses, coach buses, low-floor cutaway shuttle buses, and development tools.

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