Einride orders 150 Peterbilt 579EV electric semi tractors for its US fleet

American truck brand Peterbilt has announced its biggest electric semi sale to date: 150 of the company’s 579EV battery-electric trucks to Swedish transport company Einride. This fleet of new EVs will service Einride’s North American customers.

Einride’s Freight Capacity as a Service offerings are designed to make it easy for fleets to go electric by delivering a turnkey package that includes electric and autonomous vehicles, charging depot infrastructure, and the company’s proprietary digital freight platform, Einride Saga.

Peterbilt’s 579EV Class 8 semi has an 82,000 lb GVWR and a 670 peak hp (536 continuous) electric motor. Its 400 kWh battery pack delivers about 150 miles of range.

“We are proud to announce this partnership with Peterbilt and Rush Peterbilt Truck Centers as we combine our technology platform with their premium hardware to provide a market-leading offering as we collaborate on the future of electric freight,” said Niklas Reinedahl, General Manager North America at Einride. “Bringing new technology to market is imperative to enabling the switch to electric freight operations.”

“Peterbilt offers the industry’s most complete lineup of electric vehicles. Our focus on creating reliable zero-emission solutions enables Einride to electrify end-user fleets and [reduce] tailpipe emissions,” said Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR VP Jason Skoog. “The Model 579EV is an example of that focus, and is the flagship of the Peterbilt electric vehicle lineup.”

Source: Electrek

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