PACCAR is showcasing zero-emission vehicles at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) that runs Oct. 28-31 in Atlanta. Peterbilt Motors Company will showcase its three electric vehicle configurations for refuse, regional haul and city delivery applications. Kenworth will display a fuel cell electric vehicle.
Peterbilt currently has 16 trucks in operation collecting real-world mileage for environmentally friendly solutions with an additional 21 trucks going into service in the first half of 2020.
“Peterbilt customers will be able to receive pricing information and begin ordering one of Peterbilt’s three electric vehicle configurations the second quarter of 2020, and Peterbilt will begin low volume production of these units by the end of 2020,” said Jason Skoog, PACCAR vice president and Peterbilt general manager.
Show attendees can get a first-hand look at the Model 579EV, which is currently in use by the third-party logistics provider Biagi Bros., the Model 220EV, which was recently added to the Frito-Lay, PepsiCo fleet, as well as a Model 520EV for refuse applications.
Biagi Bros. placed the Model 579EV in service this month.
The 579EV utilizes a TransPower Energy Storage Subsystem with a total storage capacity of 264 kWh. It is driven by a Meritor Blue-Horizon Mid-Ship Motor Drive Subsystem with up to 430 HP, features a range of about 133 miles and a charging time of 1-hour with a fast-charging system.
Frito Lay – a division of PepsiCo – took delivery of the first Peterbilt 220EV in early October.
The zero-emissions Model 220EV is powered by two TransPower battery packs with a total storage capacity of 148 kWh, and a Meritor Blue-Horizon two-speed drive eAxle with up to 335 HP. It features a range of more than 100 miles and a recharge time as low as one hour with a fast-charging system, making it an ideal option for local pick-up and delivery operations.
Peterbilt will display a Model 520EV configuration, designed for the refuse market. The Model 520EV is powered by a TransPower Energy Storage Subsystem with a total storage capacity of 308 kWh. It is driven by a TransPower Mid-Ship Motor Drive Subsystem with up to 430 HP, features a range of about 100 miles and a four-hour charge time.