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Penske Truck Leasing expands heavy-duty EV charging network

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David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

Penske Truck Leasing has opened its sixth heavy-duty electric vehicle charging station in Southern California.

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Penske’s latest EV charging station in Ontario, California is equipped with a battery energy storage system, manufactured by Fluence Energy, LLC, which is designed to offset demand on the electricity grid during peak charging times.

Siemens provided the eMobility hardware and network software for the installation. Penske says the company continues its PlugtoGrid focus on customers in the car, bus, fleet and truck market across North America.

Penske’s latest station in Ontario has six charging positions, bringing the total Penske heavy-duty commercial vehicle DC fast-charging positions to 21. Located throughout Southern California at Penske Truck Leasing’s facilities in San Diego, Chino, Anaheim, Temecula and La Mirada, Penske’s chargers connect directly to a commercial truck’s battery charging system, providing a DC fast charging option for commercial electric fleets. Utilizing 50 kW to 150 kW chargers, this charging infrastructure allows Penske to power an all-electric Class 8 tractor from zero to 100% charge in less than half a shift, the company shares.

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