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All-electric Peterbilt 579 displayed at ACT Expo

PETERBILT’S commitment to alternative energy solutions was showcased at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California.

The all-electric Model 579 daycab tractor went into drayage service at the Port of Long Beach after the show and was one of 12 tractors built by Peterbilt in collaboration with Transpower, the California Air Resources Board, and the Port of Long Beach. The all electric Model 579 produces up to 490 horsepower, has up to a 200-mile range, recharges in less than five hours, and has a battery storage capacity of 350-440 Kwh.

“These demonstrator vehicles will be used to test the performance of an all-electric powertrain in a real-world environment,” said Scott Newhouse, chief engineer, Peterbilt Motors Company. “Electrification is not a new concept to our industry. However, the advances made in battery and electric technology can make this a real possibility moving forward. I am confident that when the market is ready Peterbilt will have the most effective powertrain solution.”

Funding for the tractors was provided, in part, by the California Climate Investments (CCI), the state’s climate change-fighting, cap-and-trade program.

The award is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment. The cap-and-trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution.

Visit https://arb.ca.gov/caclimateinvestments for more information.

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