Penske, Daimler Truck North America and Carrier Transicold Introduce All-Electric Class-7 Refrigerated Truck for Leasing


Penske Truck Leasing, Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) and Carrier Transicold have collaborated on an all-electric refrigerated medium-duty truck to help leasing customers with temperature-controlled freight realize the financial and environmental benefits that zero-emissions equipment can provide. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions.

The vehicle, displayed by Penske at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo held May 20-23 in Las Vegas, combines a Class 7 Freightliner eM2 battery-electric box truck with Carrier Transicold’s Supra e11 eCool™ electric refrigeration unit on a 26-foot refrigerated body. It is an ideal specification for regional and local fleets seeking regulatory compliance or cleaner, more sustainable options for distributing food and other perishable goods.

“The Freightliner eM2 and Carrier Supra e11 are ideally matched to deliver the performance and efficiency our customers expect from a refrigerated vocational truck, with the advantages and peace of mind that come with full-service leasing,” said Paul Rosa, Senior Vice President, Procurement and Fleet Planning, Penske Truck Leasing.

Built on Freightliner’s proven M2 106 Plus platform, the Class 7 Freightliner eM2 features a battery-electric Detroit® ePowertrain™ with a typical range of 250 miles on one charge. An electric power takeoff (ePTO) allows the Supra e11 unit to use energy directly from the truck’s high-voltage battery, eliminating fuel consumption, emissions and noise associated with engine-driven systems while providing comparable refrigeration performance.

The Supra e11 includes all-electric, variable-speed components that help extend the vehicle's operating range by more precisely and efficiently matching the power draw required from the battery to the cooling required for the refrigerated cargo. The electric fans and hermetically sealed compressor work quietly while significantly reducing maintenance needs and increasing uptime compared to diesel-driven units.

“Following the successful expansion of our electric product portfolio with the Freightliner eM2 last year, it is critical to maintain this momentum and see the eM2 vehicles now begin to be operated in customer applications,” said David Carson, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Daimler Truck North America.

Carrier Transicold introduced the Supra e11 refrigeration unit in 2023 to help fleets meet California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards for deploying trucks with zero-emission refrigeration technologies. The engineless Supra e11 unit provides comparable refrigeration performance to Carrier Transicold’s diesel-powered Supra S10 unit without the associated emissions or noise.

“This collaboration is part of our commitment to bring Carrier’s Supra eCool family of electric refrigeration units to the industry’s most popular medium-duty truck platforms,” said Alice DeBiasio, Vice President & General Manager, Truck Trailer Americas and Digital Solutions, Carrier. “This is an ideal vehicle for local and regional fleets that want to transition to a zero-emission medium-duty refrigerated truck, backed by the expertise and support of three industry leaders.”

Energy efficiency is critical to Carrier’s progress toward its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Goal of helping its customers avoid more than 1 gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

For details about the eCool family of electric products, contact the experts in Carrier Transicold’s North American dealer network.

The ACT Expo is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit Penske at ACT, Booth 2430, to see the all-electric Freightliner eM2 truck and Carrier Transicold’s Supra e11 refrigeration unit. Visit Carrier Transicold at Booth 1420 for more information about the eCool family of transport refrigeration units.


Zero-emission is defined according to the requirements of the California Air Resources Board for TRU technology.


About Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 50 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions that matter for people and our planet for generations to come. For more information, visit Follow Carrier on X: @SmartColdChain, on Facebook at Carrier Transicold Truck/Trailer Americas and on LinkedIn at Carrier Transicold Truck Trailer Refrigeration.