Peterbilt unveils new EV model

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, Peterbilt Motors Company gave attendees the first look at the all-electric medium-duty Model 220EV

The 220EV joins the previously announced 520EV and the 579EV in the Peterbilt electric-vehicle line-up. In all, Peterbilt will have more than 30 electric vehicles in operation by the end of this year, with customers drawn from the refuse, regional haul, and city delivery applications. 

The Peterbilt 200EV joins 520EV and 579EV in the builders electric vehicle lineup

"Peterbilt has been at the forefront of truck electrification, and adding the medium-duty platform to our electric truck line-up was a natural evolution of our development plan," says general manager Jason Skoog. "We will now have trucks in the three applications where electric powertrains may have a return on investment for our customers."

The zero-emission 220EV is powered by two TransPower battery packs with a total of 148kWh and a Meritor Blue Horizon two-speed drive eAxle. It features a range of 100 miles and a recharge time of one hour when using a DC fast-charging system, making it an ideal option for local pick-up and delivery operations, while still providing the premium performance and driver experience customers expect from Peterbilt. 

Adds Jason: "Just like any Peterbilt, an electric version will be the class of the industry, delivering a durable and reliable truck with low total cost of ownership to truck owners, combined with the premium experience truck drivers expect from a Peterbilt."

Peterbilt will begin delivering the 220EV in the summer of 2019 and will put a total of six in to service this year with a major customer.

Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficient solutions, and is recognized as the "Class" of the industry.

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