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Kenworth Truck Co. announced it received its largest Kenworth battery-electric vehicle order placed to date.
Jack Khudikyan, owner of AJR Trucking and MDB Transportation, ordered 15 Kenworth T680E and 10 Kenworth K270E battery-electric vehicles from Inland Kenworth in Montebello, Calif.
AJR Trucking is a U.S. Postal Service contract carrier based in Los Angeles, and MDB Transportation provides transportation services including dedicated, port and rail, less-than-truckload and full truckload.
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AJR Trucking will use the K270Es to provide regional postal services in the greater Los Angeles area. The T680Es will operate in MDB Transportation’s drayage operations at the Port of Los Angeles.
“It’s important to do what’s right for the environment, and we’re on a mission to one day achieve net zero emissions between the two companies,” Khudikyan said in a release.
To offset the cost of the Kenworth T680E and K270E battery-electric vehicles, the companies qualified and received voucher incentives through the California Air Resources Board’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.
HVIP is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2016, AJR Trucking and MDB Transportation began adding compressed natural gas-powered Kenworth T680s to reduce carbon emissions. Combined, the two companies operate more than 80 natural gas-powered trucks and continue to phase out its diesel trucks as operations allow.
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