Peterbilt Opens Order Board for Model 220EV

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Peterbilt Motors Co. announced its Model 220EV — its first battery-electric medium-duty truck — is available for ordering, with deliveries expected to start by the end of 2020.

The zero-emission cabover truck is intended for the Class 6 or Class 7 segments.

With a range of up to 200 miles on a full charge, the Model 220EV is powered by an electric motor and features two battery packs and an onboard charger. When using the vehicle’s direct current fast-charging system, the high-energy density battery packs can recharge in one to two hours, making the Model 220EV ideal for local pickup and delivery, as well as short regional-haul operations, according to the Denton, Texas-based company.

“With the addition of the Model 220EV to our SmartSpec sales tool, Peterbilt dealers can easily spec and quote exactly what customers have been asking for in a zero-emission medium-duty truck,” Peterbilt General Manager Jason Skoog said in a release.

Peterbilt, a unit of Paccar Inc., has 400 North American locations.

Peterbilt noted 30 of these trucks have already been out collecting “real-world miles.” — Transport Topics

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