Peterbilt Model 579EV visits the Capitol in Washington D.C.
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Peterbilt Model 579EV visits the Capitol in Washington D.C.

Jason Morgan is the content director of Fleet Equipment.


Peterbilt Motors Co. visited Washington, D.C., recently while displaying the zero-emission battery electric Model 579EV to key government agency officials and members of Congress. The visit began with a major U.S. Department of Energy press conference, where U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced $60 million in funding for 24 research and development projects that include projects directly related to reducing emissions through battery and electrification technologies being used within the transportation industry. Following the press conference U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo took the Model 579EV for a ride around the Capitol as part of a video with Energy Secretary Granholm and White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy.

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The next day, the battery-electric Model 579EV was on display at Peace Monument directly in front of the steps leading up to the Capitol building, with several members of Congress stopping by during the course of the day.

Peterbilt Motors Co. offers the Model 579EV, Model 520EV and Model 220EV electric trucks that serve local pickup and delivery, drayage, short regional haul and refuse applications. All three models are available for order now.
Peterbilt also offers a full array of battery charging products and infrastructure services to its battery-electric customers.

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