Fleet orders for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning and E-Transit have been flowing in lately, with the former representing around 20 percent of total production thus far, participating in pilot programs on California farms, and landing in the fleets of companies like Sunbelt Rentals. E-Transit deliveries are already underway after Ford took 24,000 reservations for the EV van, with companies including Walmart, Frito Lay, and Penske Truck Leasing lining up to order the new model as it already tops its segment in terms of sales. Now, United Rentals has joined that list after ordering a number of 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning and E-Transit models, too.
The world’s largest equipment rental company announced that it has ordered a total of 500 F-150 Lightning pickups (all with the extended-range battery) and 30 E-Transit vans as part of its initial order, with 120 trucks and all 30 vans to be delivered in 2022. Those vehicles will be used by United Rentals customers on construction and industrial jobsites, and by the company’s sales, service, and delivery personnel, starting in the second-half of 2022.
Additionally, United Rentals will also partner with Ford Pro to provide charging options for customers at home, on the worksite, and via Ford’s BlueOval Charging Network, as well as installing charging infrastructure at the company’s physical locations.
“We’re pleased to demonstrate leadership in the use of 100 percent electric vehicles in the construction and industrial rental sectors,” said Matthew Flannery, chief executive officer of United Rentals. “We’re committed to helping our rental customers meet their greenhouse gas reduction goals by integrating more sustainable solutions into our fleet. This investment expands our strategic partnership with Ford and reflects our dual commitment to alternative energy solutions for our customers and operations.”
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