Peterbilt Motors Company is pleased to announce the delivery of two Model 579 electric vehicles (EVs) to Quantix for drayage operation in its Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia facilities. The trucks were delivered by Performance Peterbilt in early August.
Quantix, the leading supply chain services company to the chemical industry, has an extensive network of over 50 terminals and warehousing and packaging facilities nationwide. The Quantix fleet includes over 3,000 trucks and trailers. Quantix chose the Peterbilt Model 579EV as the perfect gateway to reach one of its environmental sustainability goals over the next ten years. The company is one of the first in the nation to receive the 579EVs.
“Quantix has very aggressive sustainability goals, and we intend to have 25% of our last mile and drayage fleet powered by alternative fuels by 2030,” said Chris Ball, Quantix CEO and President. “The Peterbilt Model 579EVs represent another step as Quantix moves to a greener, safer and smarter future.”
“Between investment in infrastructure, training and maintenance in partnership with Peterbilt, we have the proper support to incorporate these trucks most efficiently and effectively into our fleet,” added Troy Basso, Quantix VP of Fleet Maintenance.
“Performance Peterbilt has worked with Quantix for many years, and my team is very proud of our continued efforts to help them meet and exceed their business goals,” said Nathan Ried, Performance Peterbilt CEO. “We appreciate the dedicated Peterbilt EV team in their support of Performance Peterbilt and Quantix to help incorporate electric vehicles into their fleet.”
Designed for optimal weight distribution and performance, the fully integrated, all-electric 579EV powertrain provides a range up to 150 miles. When used in conjunction with a recommended DC fast-charger, the state-of-the-art, high-energy density battery packs recharge in 3-4 hours, making the 579EV ideal for regional haul, drayage, pickup and delivery, and last mile operations.
“Peterbilt and our dealer network are committed to helping customers seamlessly integrate electric vehicles into their fleet to deliver a low total cost of ownership and superior, zero-emissions performance,” said Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president.
PACCAR Parts EV charging stations maximize coverage over a full range of Peterbilt electric vehicles, with output power from 20 kilowatts (kW) to 350 kW. Customers can rely on the expertise of PACCAR Parts and its infrastructure partners to tailor EV charger solutions to fit the needs of any size fleet. EV chargers can be purchased from Peterbilt dealers.