PETERBILT TO SHOWCASE BATTERY-ELECTRIC MODEL 520 AT WASTEEXPO 2017
DENTON, Texas (May 9, 2017)
Peterbilt displays a Model 520 refuse truck demo with an advanced battery-electric drive system at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans, LA from May 8-11.
"Peterbilt is working closely with its partners to explore the capabilities and performance of battery-electric drive systems." said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. "Customers in urban environments and applications such as drayage and refuse collection stand to benefit from the zero-emissions performance of these advanced vehicles."
The Peterbilt Model 520 on display is equipped with the Transpower ElecTruckTM drive system, which has accumulated over 80,000 miles of Class 8 heavy duty use in a variety of commercial applications since 2013. The ElecTruck system uses high-power electric motors, inverters and batteries to power commercial trucks weighing as much as 80,000 lb.
"Powering heavy refuse trucks is a logical next step in the adaptation of our electric drive technology to vehicles requiring conversion to zero-emission operation," said Joshua Goldman, TransPower’s VP of Business Development.
The variant of the TransPower ElecTruck system developed for the Model 520 refuse truck uses a 300 kilowatt-hour battery pack to enable an urban refuse truck to operate for up to 65 miles or eight hours on a single charge. The ElecTruck system also features a 70 kilowatt onboard battery charger that can fully charge the truck’s lithium-ion battery pack in two-four hours.
About Peterbilt Motors Company
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. Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 350-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.
Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.