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PACCAR exhibits zero emission trucks

PACCAR used the recent CES 2019 show in Las Vegas, Nevada to exhibit three three zero emission vehicles: a battery-electric Peterbilt Model 579EV; a battery-electric Peterbilt Model 220EV; and a hydrogen fuel cell electric Kenworth T680 developed in collaboration with Toyota.

Kenworth T680 developed in collaboration with Toyota. Pic courtesy of Kenworth

These trucks were designed for a range of customer applications, including over-the-road goods transportation, port operations and urban distribution.

Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF are leaders in the development of alternative powertrain commercial vehicles.  Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF are field-testing battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell and hybrid powertrain vehicles with customers in North America and Europe.  “PACCAR is excited about the opportunity to create the next generation of powertrains that are environmentally-friendly and enhance our customers’ operations,” said Landon Sproull, PACCAR vice president.

Kyle Quinn, PACCAR chief technology officer, noted, “PACCAR is investing in the latest technology across its portfolio of industry-leading products and services.  The PACCAR Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, California enhances the company’s access to emerging technologies and talent from around the world.  CES is an outstanding forum to showcase PACCAR’s advanced engineering leadership.”

PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.