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PACCAR Parts introduces charging stations for all electric vehicles

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David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

PACCAR Parts is introducing new electric vehicle charging stations to support the global launch of electric vehicles (EVs). The company says the chargers are designed to be compatible with Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF electric trucks and work for other EV commercial vehicles.

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Customers can purchase the chargers from Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF dealers and TRP store locations worldwide, choosing from multiple DC fast chargers rated up to 920V DC. The company says these charging stations maximize coverage over a wide range of EVs including trucks, vans, buses and other commercial vehicles.

“We offer a tailored approach to charging solutions that include best-fit options with charging levels from 20 kilowatts (kW) up to 350 kilowatts charging power,” said Chris Scheel, PACCAR Parts senior director of marketing.

The 20-kW charger option is a UL-certified DC Wallbox and the company says it is the perfect charger for commercial parking and fleet or dealership service facilities, being ideal for vehicles with extended dwell times.

The 50-kW model supports the daily operations of an individual truck for medium- and heavy-duty fleets. The charger has integrated connected services for remote monitoring, diagnostics, statistics and firmware updates.

Designed for convenient fast charging of all electric vehicles, the 120 and 180-kW chargers are for fleets operating multiple routes or even multiple shifts, PACCAR Parts says, adding the compact 180 kW unit has enough power to charge most trucks in less than four hours.

For EV fleet operators, the 350-kW charger is an ultra-fast power cabinet that can charge one vehicle at full rated power or share power between two vehicles simultaneously, the company says.

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The full line of electric vehicle charging stations are backed by a two-year warranty and include an RFID reader for user authentication and cellular connection with a two-year cellular service plan, the company says. A two-year service level agreement is included with the chargers.

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