PACCAR showcases electric and hydrogen fuel cell trucks at CES 2019

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 09 Jan 2019

American CV major, PACCAR which is one of the largest manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles is exhibiting 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 North America.

PACCAR says these trucks are designed for a range of customer applications, including over-the-road goods transportation, port operations and urban distribution. The company plans to showcase visitors these advanced powertrains. In addition, the company plans to inform visitors about its other innovative technologies that help increase customers’ operational efficiency, such as next generation driver assistance systems, truck platooning and in-cab human-machine interfaces.

PACCAR says 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.

Landon Sproull, vice-president, PACCAR said “PACCAR is excited about the opportunity to create the next generation of powertrains that are environmentally-friendly and enhance our customers’ operations.”

Kyle Quinn, chief technology officer, PACCAR said, “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.”


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