星期四,Team Penskeand long-time partner Freightliner, part of Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), made history by using the pre-production, fully-electric Freightliner eCascadia semi-truck to pull a full-sized Team Penske racecar hauler to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ahead of this weekend’s Clash event.


The electric semi-truck pulled the trailer from a Penske Truck Leasing (PTL) location in Ontario, Calif. to the inaugural race at the L.A. Coliseum as part of Freightliner’s primary sponsorship of the No. 2 Freightliner eCascadia Ford driven by NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year contender Austin Cindric. The eCascadia will remain on display throughout race weekend to give fans a firsthand look at the battery-electric truck.

“Pensk金沙网址e团队自1984年以来一直与Freightliner一起发展,”彭罗斯队Team Penske Transports Director Chris Yoder表示,他在团队的Mooresville,N.C.总部和历史悠久的车程中驾驶了Ecascadia。“我认为这是安全的,我们经营了每一型号路拖拉机自1984年生产的。昨天与埃西克加西亚的旅行将标志着我们伙伴关系的巅峰。我们一起创新和开发的地板上,这次旅行是我们计划在一起的下一次旅程的象征,碳中性的未来,重点是可持续性。“

“At Freightliner, we’re driven to deliver purposeful innovation for our customers and there’s a tremendous sense of pride to see the innovative all-electric Freightliner eCascadia used by our longstanding partners at Team Penske to make racing history. We look forward to cheering them on this weekend,” said Mary Aufdemberg, general manager, product strategy and market development, DTNA.

Penske团队使用的eCASCADIA是Freigh金沙网址tliner Electrongation Fleet的一部分,包括20架battery-electric trucksin operation by PTL and its customers. The fleet began operation in 2019 and was supported by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD), which focuses on improving air quality in the South Coast Basin of Southern California and partially funded the project.

“我们致力于将业界领导到商业电动车的过渡,为客户提供越来越多的可持续卡车选择,”Penske卡车租赁总裁艺术幻想。金沙网址“我们继续在我们的舰队中测试新的和创新的车辆,我们对这些货物车辆的表现印象深刻。”

To date, PTL has accumulated over 480,000 miles of use on the trucks, providing DTNA valuable feedback for the final series production coming in late 2022. The two companies share a passion for long-term sustainability and carbon neutrality, making the development process even more meaningful with Team Penske ready to author the next chapter in an incredibly successful partnership on the racetrack.

A leader in global transportation systems, PTL constructed a charging infrastructure across six locations in California. Technology partners also involved in this project included Team Penske sponsors such as Shell, Hitachi, and Siemens. Currently, PTL operates 10 Freightliner eCascadia day cab tractors and 10 Freightliner eM2 fully electric box trucks running regular routes to customers around Southern California with a focus forward on sustainability.

Austin Cindric and the No. 2 Freightliner eCascadia Ford team kick off the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season on Sunday with the inaugural running of The Clash, an exhibition run inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on a specially designed and constructed quarter-mile track inside the iconic venue.