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Jason Morgan is the editor of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 15 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.

During a visit to the PACCAR Innovation Center in Sunnyvale, Calif., Peterbilt rolled out its all-electric Model 579 daycab for test drives and ride alongs. Watch the video below to take a test drive in Peterbilt’s electric Model 579 outfitted for drayage applications. It has a range, on-highway, fully loaded of 150 to 250 miles depending on environment, driver operation, etc., according to Matthew Vito, integration and service manager for TransPower, a electric truck technology integrator. The all-electric Model 579 produces up to 490 HP, recharges in less than five hours and has a battery storage capacity of 350-440 Kw/h. It sports an Eaton AutoShift 10-speed transmission in which TransPower employs its own controller and utilizes approximately five gears.

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