Velocity Truck Rental and Leasing is including 200 battery-electric vehicles – together with 125 Class 8 Freightliner eCascadia’s and 75 Class 6 & 7 Freightliner eM2’s from Daimler Truck North America – to its industrial truck rental and full-service truck leasing enterprise.
The brand new rental and leasing fleet might be supported by infrastructure to cost autos in 90 minutes or much less. Velocity will set up 39 twin port 150 kW chargers at a number of Southern California areas alongside transit corridors. Seventeen might be put in in Rancho Dominguez, 10 in Fontana, 10 in Business, and two in San Diego. Velocity’s prospects can have entry to those high-powered chargers as both their major or supplementary charging location as a part of the lease settlement.
“The acquisition of our new battery-powered fleet permits our prospects the chance to go zero-emissions shortly, along with providing cost-saving measures by means of quick-charging infrastructure that’s included in our leasing program,” stated David Deon, president of Velocity Truck Rental and Leasing.
The fleet of vehicles is scheduled to be in full service by 2025, with the primary 5 Freightliner eCascadia vehicles at the moment being deployed to Arrowlink Logistics to assist pickups and deliveries on the ports of Los Angeles and Lengthy Seashore.
“Our staff is worked up to combine zero-emission Freightliner eCascadia vehicles into our port drayage operations in order that we are able to cut back our influence on the area people as we transport freight between Southern California’s busy ports and native warehouses,” stated Kevin Kuo, president of Arrowlink USA “Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing has made your entire course of straightforward for our staff – together with serving to us decide the precise truck configurations for our routes, offering coaching to our drivers, and supporting us in creating a plan to cost our vehicles.”
In regards to the Vans
Each Freightliner fashions are battery-powered to run as much as 230 miles. The bigger eCascadia is suited to short-haul and last-mile supply routes, whereas the eM2 is engineered for regional pick-up and supply routes.
In partnership with DTNA, Velocity serves on the Electrical Car Council, along with the Buyer Expertise Fleet to check the eCascadia in real-world functions. Collectively, the Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 fashions have been pushed greater than 1.5 million miles by customer-partners.
“The Velocity staff is making appreciable investments to assist its fleet prospects efficiently combine medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric autos into their operations, in addition to assist DTNA make progress towards its world freight electrification targets,” stated DTNA Senior Vice President of Gross sales and Advertising and marketing David Carson. “As one in all DTNA’s largest dealership companions, Velocity additionally provides worth as a solution-orientated member on our EV taskforce figuring out tactical strategies to impress extra fleets within the industrial sector.”