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Posts Tagged: Kenworth

Kenworth pursues both BEVs and FCEVs

For heavy-duty truck manufacturer Kenworth, adoption of zero-emission trucks is seen as inevitable—the shift is being driven by both regulatory requirements and economic benefits. Speaking at a recent press event, Kenworth executives outlined the company’s electrification strategy, which includes investigating both battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell technologies. As Fleet Owner reports, 17 US states and… Read more »

Electreon and partners to demonstrate in-road dynamic wireless charging

Wireless charging specialist Electreon, together with the ASPIRE Engineering Research Center, truck-maker Kenworth and project management firm Kiewit, plan to demonstrate a dynamic wireless charging system.   Electreon’s in-motion dynamic wireless charging technology will be installed at ASPIRE’s research test track in North Logan, Utah in the summer of 2022. Kenworth supplied a Class 8 T680… Read more »

California drayage fleet operator orders 20 Kenworth T680E electric trucks

4 Gen Logistics, a provider of drayage services at ports and logistics terminals in California, has placed an order for 20 Kenworth T680E electric trucks. David Duncan is an owner of 4 Gen Logistics and a VP of Phoenix-based Duncan and Son Lines. The two companies currently operate a combined 147 Kenworth T680s. He decided… Read more »

OEMs are prioritizing electric Class 8 truck orders over diesels

Like many other products, Class 8 trucks are not so easy to get these days, thanks to the ongoing semiconductor shortage and other supply chain problems. FreightWaves reports that, at the end of 2021, the typical order-to-build timing was over a year. According to ACT Research, the backlog of unbuilt units was about 267,000 in… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

California awards $23.6 million for electrified drayage trucks at seaports

Drayage trucks, which move freight around inside and between port facilities, are a major source of air pollution, and an excellent candidate for electrification. The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been testing various electrified options for several years. Now the state of California has awarded $23.6 million to the South Coast… Read more »