Roush CleanTech, Penske Truck Leasing and Proterra Inc. announced a new collaboration under which Proterra will supply battery technology to Roush CleanTech for development of its next-generation Ford F-650 all-electric commercial truck.
Roush CleanTech will integrate its advanced clean technology and control systems to leverage Ford’s medium-duty chassis and Proterra’s battery technology to Penske Truck Leasing, which will be the first customer for this next-generation product. In addition, the three companies will collaborate on continued fleet electrification, including charging and an ecosystem of solutions that will make the transition to electric more seamless for fleets.
Built on the Ford’s F-650 chassis, the vehicle will be equipped with Proterra’s H Series battery systems, which can provide 165 kWh of energy to deliver an estimated 125 miles of vehicle range on a single charge, while supporting an available payload of nearly 8,500 lbs.
Roush CleanTech expects to deliver the this truck to Penske in Q2 of 2023.