Sunbelt Rentals expands electric fleet with purchase of 700 Ford F-150 Lightning trucks

April 22, 2022
The firm will also purchase Level 2 wall-mount chargers for installation at employees’ homes

Equipment rental firm Sunbelt Rentals is expanding its electric on-road fleet with the purchase of 700 Ford F-150 Lightning trucks, as it aims for a 35% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030.

On a single charge, the trucks are expected to cover 230 miles and carry 1,000 pounds of payload.

For efficient charging, the firm will also buy and install Level 2 wall-mount chargers at employees’ homes.

“The demand in the market already exceeds supply for the next few years for these electric vehicles, so we are incredibly excited to be receiving the first shipment of these groundbreaking trucks this summer,” said Eric Jahnsen, director of transportation management at Sunbelt Rentals. “This initiative aligns with the commitment we make to our customers and team members through The Power of Sunbelt — prioritizing continuous innovation among the key values of doing business.”

The purchase will contribute to Sunbelt Rentals’ emissions goal and also help customers with their own ESG goals. 

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