Posted: 28-Oct-2020 |
Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF Announce Electric Vehicle Production Availability
Kenworth K270E and T680E, Peterbilt models 579EV, 220EV and 520EV, and DAF CF Electric zero emissions trucks are now available for customers to order (not yet available in New Zealand), and will be produced next year.
“PACCAR is an innovation leader in zero emissions battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell
trucks,” said Kyle Quinn, PACCAR chief technology officer.
Here’s what we know about the Kenworth K270E - The zero-emission Kenworth T680E has an estimated operating range of 150 miles, depending on application. The T680E uses a CCS1 DC fast charger with a maximum rate of 120 kWh and estimated 3.3-hour charging time.
Designed for pickup and delivery applications, the T680E is initially available as a day cab as either a tractor or straight truck in a 6x4 axle configuration. The new model is offered in 54,000 lb. and 82,000 lb. gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR).
Kenworth and Meritor have closely collaborated on the T680E development. The Class 8 battery-electric vehicle features Meritor’s Blue Horizon 14Xe tandem electric powertrain with smooth shifting and operation. The T680E uses a 2-speed integrated transmission and has a top speed of 70 mph.
The Kenworth T680E is equipped with 536 hp continuous power and up to 670 hp peak power and 1,623 lb-ft of torque. Meritor’s high/low voltage power electronics – provided by TransPower – are under the hood in the place of a diesel engine.