Kenworth and Meritor partner on electric powertrains

Truck maker Kenworth will partner with Meritor on the development of an electric powertrain for Class 8 Kenworth T680E EVs. Offering an operating range of between 100 and 150 miles, the vehicle will be a short-hood day cab in 4×2- and 6×2-axle configurations, as well as a 6×4-axle straight truck.

Kenworth General Manager Kevin Baney said, “The Kenworth T680E development in collaboration with Meritor is a major step in Kenworth’s evolution of zero-emission electric powertrain solutions for our customers. Initial production of the Kenworth T680E is expected to begin in the fourth quarter 2020 and ramp through 2021.”

Source: Kenworth