Truck builder PACCAR announces partnership to provide comprehensive fleet charging solutions

PACCAR, which manufactures light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates, has announced a collaboration with Faith Technologies and Schneider Electric to provide charging infrastructure solutions for Kenworth and Peterbilt customers in North America.

Kenworth and Peterbilt have recently begun taking customer orders for the Kenworth K270E and Peterbilt Model 220EV battery-electric trucks, and additional production models are to be introduced in the coming months.  PACCAR’s extensive field-testing program, under which customers are operating more than 60 Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF test trucks, will provide real-world experience to enhance these future product launches.

The new partnership will offer a suite of solutions to fleet customers. PACCAR Parts will provide charging equipment, PACCAR Financial will provide financing options for infrastructure, and PacLease will bundle the cost of charging systems within full-service lease offerings to customers. The partnership will also help customers navigate the numerous financial incentives available from government agencies.

“Customers will receive the industry-leading operating efficiency and environmental benefits of Peterbilt and Kenworth zero-emission truck models, combined with a comprehensive charging solution utilizing Schneider Electric and Faith Technologies’ products and services,” said PACCAR CTO Kyle Quinn.

“As the world’s leader in energy management, we are proud to partner with Kenworth and Peterbilt in enabling their electric truck deployment and offer our infrastructure leadership and reliable approach to microgrids,” said Schneider Electric North America CEO Annette Clayton. Schneider Electric provides electrical infrastructure, energy-as-a-service, and software solutions under the Square D, APC and Aveva brands, among others.

“Faith Technologies looks forward to working with Kenworth and Peterbilt and their customers to prepare the charging infrastructure for battery electric trucks,” said Faith Technologies CEO Mike Jansen. Faith will be performing the electrical and engineering design work and maintaining the equipment after sale.

Source: PACCAR

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