Peterbilt showcases innovation and advanced technology with its battery-electric and autonomous vehicles in the PACCAR booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Jan. 5-8, 2023, in Las Vegas. Taking center stage was Peterbilt’s Model 579EV, which delivers zero-emissions performance and features a battery-electric drive system with a 150-mile range that can be recharged in as little as three hours will be on display at the show. Peterbilt fields a wide lineup of electric vehicles with three configurations available for regional haul, pickup and delivery and refuse applications. Peterbilt also provides services and support for customers adding EVs to their fleets, including a dedicated team to help identify the best configuration for their operations, locate available incentives and choose from the wide selection of PACCAR chargers and infrastructure solutions.
Also on display is the Peterbilt Model 579, equipped with the L4 advanced autonomous Aurora Driver from Aurora Innovation. Aurora’s next-generation sensor suite features powerful high-resolution custom cameras with nearly 360-degree field of view, FirstLight lidar that can instantly track and measure the velocity of moving objects 8.5 seconds faster than traditional lidar, and imaging radar that provides full coverage in challenging weather conditions. Aurora is currently validating the technology through test routes in Texas.
A closer look at Peterbilt’s truck technology
Fleet Equipment had a glimpse at the Peterbilt Model 579 with L4 autonomous technology and the Aurora Driver, along with a look at the Model 579 EV and another truck technology tease late last year at ATA’s MCE. Click below to watch the video overview of the trucks.