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Peterbilt Motors Co. delivered of two Model 579 electric vehicles (EVs) to Quantix for drayage operation in its Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia facilities. The trucks were delivered by Performance Peterbilt in early August.
Quantix has an extensive network of over 50 terminals and warehousing and packaging facilities nationwide. The Quantix fleet includes over 3,000 trucks and trailers. Quantix chose the Peterbilt Model 579EV as a gateway to reach one of its environmental sustainability goals over the next ten years. The company is one of the first in the nation to receive the 579EVs.
“Quantix has very aggressive sustainability goals, and we intend to have 25% of our last mile and drayage fleet powered by alternative fuels by 2030,” said Chris Ball, CEO and president, Quantix.
Designed for optimal weight distribution and performance, the fully integrated, all-electric 579EV powertrain provides a range up to 150 miles. When used in conjunction with a recommended DC fast-charger, the state-of-the-art, high-energy density battery packs recharge in three to four hours, making the 579EV ideal for regional haul, drayage, pickup and delivery, and last mile operations.