FCCC celebrates delivery of first two MT50e units to Penske Truck Leasing in California

GAFFNEY, SC, (Jan. 24, 2022)—Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) and Penske
Truck Leasing recently commemorated the delivery of two MT50e all-electric walk-in van units
for use in California.

Penske Truck Leasing delivered one MT50e unit each to two California-based end-user
customers in the health care field. By offering a fully-electric chassis that meets the rigorous
demands of last-mile delivery without sacrificing power and performance, the MT50e has proven
the ideal product for these specific end-uses. The units are also a key step for both companies
as they work to lower their fleet emissions over the next several years.
“The more MT50e units we deliver to customers, the more we hear about how well they are
performing and proving themselves to the rigorous demands of fleets,” said Michael Stark, EV
Program Manager with FCCC. “As electrification continues to grow in prominence in this market
segment, partners like Penske Truck Leasing expect a proven product they can trust – from a
partner with robust experience in alternative fuels and energy. The MT50e offers an impressive
array of features and benefits that help make it such an appealing fleet addition.”
Penske has been an early adopter of battery electric commercial vehicles, including
Freightliner’s eCascadia battery-electric tractor truck, and has invested in testing, maintaining,
and building out charging infrastructure to support these vehicles. The company has been
testing in real-world conditions across its leasing, rental, and logistics fleets in a variety of
industries including retail, manufacturing, grocery, quick-service restaurant chains, medical, and
many others.
“We are very pleased to add the FCCC MT50e to our growing portfolio of all-electric vehicles,”
said Paul Rosa, Senior Vice President of Procurement and Fleet Planning for Penske Truck
Leasing. “It has proven to be a quality medium-duty addition to our customers’ operations in
Powered by an exclusive battery system from Proterra, the MT50e features a GVWR of up to
23,000 lbs., a range of approximately 170 miles or more on a single charge, and a streamlined,
integrated design with no reduction in cargo capacity. Backed by the industry’s best warranty
and largest national service network and 50-state EPA and CARB certified, additional features and highlight of the MT50e include:
  • Engine power of up to 226 kWh=303 HP
  • Full battery charge in 3 hours
  • 8-year standard warranty
  • Hill-start assist
  • Single-piece steel straight frame rails and rugged dogbone cross members to minimize
  • body stress while maximizing heavy-duty load capacity
  • 50-degree wheel cut for tighter turn radius and unmatched maneuverability
  • Traction and stability control
  • Premium 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes
  • Nationwide access to the Detroit eFill charging network
The MT50e also optimizes driver safety and ease of operation through its standard OptiView
fully integrated all-digital gauge display and DriveTech driver controls. DriveTech puts every
command in one easy-to-reach location, while OptiView provides real-time efficiency feedback
and state-of-the-art tools like 360-degree cameras and clear navigation.
For more information on the MT50e, visit electricwalkinvan.com.
About Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC)
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) is a leading manufacturer of gas, diesel and
alternative-fuel chassis for the medium-duty pick-up and delivery markets. FCCC supports its
industry-leading chassis with a comprehensive suite of services, including 24/7 factory direct
support, a nationwide service network with more than 400 dealers in the U.S. and Canada, and
an official customer-support mobile app. FCCC also manufactures chassis for the motor home,
school bus and shuttle bus markets. FCCC is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck North America LLC,
a leading provider of comprehensive products and technologies for the commercial
transportation industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets mediumand
heavy-duty trucks, school buses, vehicle chassis and their associated technologies and
components under the Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom
Chassis Corp and Detroit brands. Daimler Truck North America is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck
Holding AG (DTG), one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. For more
information, visit fccccommercial.com or call 1-800-FTL-HELP.
Media Contact: Anja Weinert, anja.weinert@daimlertruck.com

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