With the selection of Meritor as the supplier of electric powertrains for the Model 579EV and 520EV, and Dana for the 220EV, all the pieces are in place to begin low-volume production of both configurations starting in late 2020.
With the industry’s largest fleet of electric test vehicles on the road today, Peterbilt 579EV, 520EV, and 220EVs have more than 45,000 realworld miles in drayage, regional haul, and medium-duty pickup-and-delivery applications. Every day this number grows as more vehicles are put on the road and run through their paces.
The latest vehicle to join the test fleet is in the hands of Werner Enterprises, which selected the Peterbilt Model 579EV for its battery electric-powered truck pilot program. Its 579EV is being used daily to haul loads in and out of its Fontana, California, facility.
“By locking in our suppliers and putting real-world miles on our fleet of test vehicles, we will be ready to meet the growing demand of our customers who want to incorporate zero-emissions vehicles into their businesses,” says Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Assistant General Manager – Sales and Marketing.