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Qualifying California purchasers of the new Kenworth T680E battery-electric vehicle are eligible for a $120,000 incentive voucher from the California Air Resources Board, Kenworth Truck Co. announced.
The offer is being made through the 2021 CARB Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.
Meanwhile, for a limited time, drayage fleets are eligible for more — $150,000 — as part of CARB’s Project 800. The new initiative aims to support the deployment of zero-emission trucks serving California ports by setting a goal of 800 zero-emission drayage truck orders in 2021.
Designed for pickup and delivery, regional haul, and drayage applications, the T680E initially is available as a day cab as either a tractor or straight truck in a 6 × 4 axle configuration. The new model is offered in 54,000-pound and 82,000-pound gross vehicle weight ratings.
Kenworth and Meritor Inc. have 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 zero-emission Kenworth T680E has an estimated operating range of 150 miles, depending on application. The T680E can be fully charged in three hours, according to the Kirkland, Wash.-based company, a brand of Paccar Inc. — Transport Topics
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