Peterbilt highlights all-electric Model 579

All-electric Peterbilt Model 579 to go into service at Port of Long Beach

peterbilt-579-all-electric

Peterbilt has developed an all-electric version of its Model 579 truck. The all-electric day cab will now go into service at the Port of Long Beach. It is one of 12 tractors built by Peterbilt in collaboration with Transpower, the California Air Resources Board, and the Port of Long Beach. The all-electric Model 579 produces up to 490 HP, has up to a 200 mile range, recharges in less than five hours and has a battery storage capacity of 350-440 Kw/h.

“These demonstrator vehicles will be used to test the performance of an all-electric powertrain in a real-world environment,” said Scott Newhouse, chief engineer for Peterbilt Motors Co. “Electrification is not a new concept to our industry; however, the advances made in battery and electric technology can make this a real possibility moving forward. I am confident that when the market is ready Peterbilt will have the most effective powertrain solution.”

Funding for the tractors was provided, in part, by the California Climate Investments (CCI), the state’s climate change-fighting, cap-and-trade program.

You May Also Like

Volvo on Demand battery electric truck adoption program launches

Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) launched Volvo on Demand, a Truck-as-a-Service (TaaS) business model focused on battery electric trucks in collaboration with Volvo Financial Services (VFS). Volvo says Volvo on Demand was designed as a solution to simplify the acquisition and reduce the major upfront investment in battery-electric vehicles. Volvo on Demand provides qualified customers

Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) launched Volvo on Demand, a Truck-as-a-Service (TaaS) business model focused on battery electric trucks in collaboration with Volvo Financial Services (VFS). Volvo says Volvo on Demand was designed as a solution to simplify the acquisition and reduce the major upfront investment in battery-electric vehicles. Volvo on Demand provides qualified customers with flexible term options as short as 12 months and includes Volvo Trucks’ Gold Contract and the option to bundle vehicle insurance for physical damage and collision, route planning and optimization guidance, as well as consultation to find the best charging solution and incentives that might be available.

Hino, Hexagon Purus launch Tern zero-emission truck brand, RC8 Class 8 truck

Hino Trucks and Hexagon Purus announced the launch of Tern, a new zero-emission truck brand along with their inaugural truck model, the RC8, a battery electric Class 8 tractor. Related Articles – Penske Truck Leasing to offer REE Automotive’s P7-C electric trucks – Hyundai previews enhanced Xcient fuel cell truck – New Penske Energy initiative

Daimler announces battery repairing, remanufacturing, repurposing and recycling program

DTNA says the circular economy approach strives to extend the usability of rare-earth materials and products.

Daimler-Truck-North-America-Logo-1400
Kenworth T680, T880 trucks with Cummins X15N to begin production

Production of Kenworth T680 and T880 models with the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine will start in Q3 2024.

Kenworth-PACCAR-Cummins-X15N-Class-8-prudction-schedule
ACT Research numbers: Heavy-duty down, medium-duty up

ACT says after a year of unexpected growth, March orders may finally indicate a slowdown in capacity additions.

ACT-class-8-net-march-2024-orders

Other Posts

Eaton to offer fuses for electric trucks

Eaton says it can increase current capability by either design modifications or paralleling multiple fuses.

Eaton-1400
ACT Expo 2024 kicks off

Day one keynote speeches came from executives at Volvo, Tesla, and more.

PACCAR Parts accessories for Peterbilt Model 589

There are exterior, interior and lighting accessory options, all custom-made to match the style of the Model 589.

PACCAR-Parts-Peterbilt-Model-589-accessories
Dobbs Peterbilt given award by Montgomery Transportation Group

Dobbs says this highlights its efforts to provide customers with the “DobbsValue” experience, by delivering solutions and results.

Dobbs-Peterbilt-Montgomery-Transportation-Group-of-the-Year