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September medium-sized sales are flat at almost 20,000 units

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According to, retail sales of class 4-7 medium-sized commercial vehicles in the United States in September showed a nearly flat market compared to the previous year.

Sales were 19,873, down 1.9% from 20,268 in the previous year.

Class 7 posted the only drop. Sales fell 12.8% from 4,511 in 2020 to 3,935.

Class 6, the second most common, increased 0.5% from 4,549 in the previous year to 4,570.

Class 6

Classes 4-5 reached 11,368, an increase of 1.4% compared to 11,208 the previous year.

Within that total segment, Class 4 truck sales increased from 2,412 units in 2020 to 2,798 units.

Class 5 sales fell 226 units year-on-year to 8,570 units.

According to Wards, year-to-date sales were 177,348, up 13.1% compared to 156,846.

Class 4-5

“The forecast for US retail sales in 2021 for Class 4-7 is just over 250,000,” said Steve Tam, ACT Vice President.

“This is about 10% above 2020. Every month this year, we’re losing traction compared to last year, so it looks like we’re slowly losing improvements from that year to the present.”

According to Ward, sales for the eight months of August increased 15.3% year-on-year.

“Therefore, in this medium-sized market, we can continue to push the unit down the assembly line, complete it and deliver it to the customer who purchased it,” said Tam.

Some of this is the high rate of return found in commercial vehicles compared to light trucks and passenger cars from manufacturers in all these markets, Tam said.

He added that issues such as the lack of semiconductors on the passenger car and light truck side do not seem to be the same as the issue of medium space. “It’s easy for them to focus [the smaller market of] Commercial trucks, and the problem, are getting more attention. “

In related news, Navistar announced that Penske Truck Leasing has agreed to deliver five international eMV series medium-duty trucks. This indicates that Navistar is the first in the United States to deliver a battery electric truck from an international brand.

Trucks are available in classes 6-7.

Pensky operates these units in various locations to evaluate electric trucks that move to support the future of zero-emission commercial vehicles, according to Lyle-based Navistar, a unit of the Traton Group. intend to do something.

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“A lot of customers want electric cars,” said Tam. “The more we look at them and the more we study them, the more complex they are compared to internal combustion engines.”

How much do you charge the battery?

“Are you using all that electricity in your truck the next day? If not, you may not need to fill it,” Tam said. “You can put as many plus buffers as you need. Still, as a student of battery technology, we know that batteries have so many charge and discharge cycles. Fleet some of them. It’s worthy of a company to put in and learn how they work and what we have to do to support them. “

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