Kenworth, Peterbilt working with Dana on electric truck powertrain development

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PACCAR companies Kenworth and Peterbilt are collaborating on electric powertrain development for trucks. At CES 2020, Kenworth displayed a Kenworth K270E battery-electric vehicle—the initial result of the collaboration. Kenworth K270E.

Kenworth and Peterbilt first electric Class 8 trucks up Pike’s Peak; fuel cell and BEV

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PACCAR announced that a Kenworth T680 fuel cell electric vehicle and a battery electric Peterbilt Model 579EV became the first Class 8 zero emissions vehicles to drive to the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. We are very excited about the work Kenworth and Peterbilt have done in the development of zero emissions technology. The Kenworth T680 fuel cell electric vehicle offers 470 hp and a 350-mile range with a 15-minute refill time.

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PACCAR and Aurora partner to develop and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks

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PACCAR and Aurora have signed a global, strategic agreement to develop, test and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks. Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt 579 trucks utilizing the Aurora Driver are expected to be deployed in North America in the next several years.

Kenworth T680 fuel cell tractor on display at CES

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A zero-emission Kenworth Class 8 T680 day cab tractor equipped with a Ballard hydrogen fuel cell ( earlier post ) is on display at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The truck is part of the PACCAR Innovations booth exhibit—the first time PACCAR and Kenworth have exhibited at the show, which draws close to 200,000 visitors. Kenworth’s hydrogen fuel-cell T680 is a reality. —Stephan Olsen, Kenworth director of product planning.

Kenworth electric trucks go on sale, with range up to 200 miles

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Kenworth announced Friday that it is launching medium-duty electric delivery trucks. Two variants—the K270E (Class 6) and K370E (Class 7)—are currently available to order in the United States and Canada.

Toyota, Kenworth, POLA and CARB unveil next-gen heavy-duty fuel-cell truck; ZANZEFF

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Toyota, Kenworth, the Port of Los Angeles and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) unveiled the first of Toyota and Kenworth’s jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks during a special event held at the Port of Los Angeles. Toyota and Kenworth will deploy a total of 10 trucks as part of the Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities Project (ZANZEFF) ( earlier post ), hauling cargo received at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, throughout the LA Basin.

Toyota and Kenworth collaborate to develop 10 hydrogen fuel-cell T680 trucks as part of ZANZEFF grant

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Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains. The Kenworth T680s will transport cargo across the Los Angeles basin and to inland cities such as Ontario and San Bernardino while generating zero emissions, other than water vapor, thanks to their fully electric hydrogen fuel cell powertrain integrations co-developed by Kenworth and Toyota.

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Kenworth offering Maxwell ultracap Engine Start Module as factory-installed option

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Kenworth will now offer the Maxwell Technologies ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM) ( earlier post ) as a factory-installed option on new Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks. Kenworth dealers have offered the ESM as an aftermarket solution since 2011. With increasing demand for reliable truck engine starting, Kenworth is now the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to offer Maxwell’s ESM as a factory-installed option.

Kenworth developing hydrogen fuel cell, Near Zero NOx CNG series hybrid Class 8 prototypes for SoCal ports; CNG hybrids

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Kenworth continues its advancements on low/zero emission projects focused on Kenworth T680 day cabs for drayage tractor operation in Southern California ports, which are backed by $9 million in government grants awarded last August. Kenworth is developing a prototype Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell tractor, using the Ballard Power Systems fuel cell to recharge the battery pack. Kenworth’s work on these programs is supported by grants of $2.1

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Capstone completes track testing of Kenworth microturbine-powered hybrid electric Class 7 truck

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Capstone Turbine Corporation successfully completed track testing of a Kenworth Class 7 hybrid electric work truck using its 65kW microturbine as an on-board range extender. The Kenworth Class 7 work truck features a Capstone C65 microturbine that is installed onboard and operates on compressed natural gas. Working with Kenworth has been very beneficial for Capstone to further develop our technical and market expertise in applying our technology to hybrid electric vehicles.

Toyota and Kenworth to build 10 fuel-cell semis for LA port duty

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Drayage turns out to be the sweet spot for early efforts to put zero-emission heavy trucks on the road, including a joint project between Toyota and PACCAR's Kenworth. The word "drayage" isn't commonly used, even among green-car fans, but it's used by the shipping and logistics industries to refer to the transport of goods over short distances.

Kenworth’s latest T680 Advantage gains up to 10% in fuel efficiency; driver assistance systems for fuel economy

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The latest Kenworth T680 Advantage—Kenworth’s fuel-efficiency leader—has gained up to 10% in fuel efficiency compared to a standard Kenworth T680 built in 2013. The current Kenworth T680 Advantage with 76-inch sleeper features the optimized. Additional T680 Advantage fuel economy specifications include the Kenworth Idle Management System, tire pressure monitoring system and wide-base tires. —Kevin Baney, Kenworth chief engineer.

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Kenworth and Peterbilt to add heavy-duty Cummins Westport ISX12 G to line of natural gas engines

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Kenworth Truck Company and Peterbilt Motor Company will expanding their alternative fuel line-up by offering the Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy duty natural gas engine ( earlier post ) for use in regional haul, vocational and refuse markets. The ISX12 G will be available with the Kenworth T660, Kenworth T800, Kenworth T800 short hood, and the Kenworth W900S, as well as the Peterbilt Model 365 and Model 320. Next-generation Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks.

Capstone Turbine working with Kenworth and Peterbilt on heavy-duty microturbine range-extended trucks

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Capstone Turbine Corporation is working with domestic heavy duty truck manufacturers Kenworth and Peterbilt to demonstrate Class 7 and Class 8 microturbine range extended series hybrid trucks. During the recent Hybrid Truck User’s Forum in Baltimore Maryland, it was announced that both Kenworth and Peterbilt are working with Capstone to demonstrate Class 7 and Class 8 microturbine range extended series hybrid trucks using Capstone’s CARB certified C65 microturbines.

California to award $23.6M for zero-emission drayage trucks at seaports; BYD, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Volvo

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This is the first large-scale demonstration of zero-emission Class 8 trucks that involves major manufacturers, including BYD, Kenworth, Peterbilt (both Paccar companies) and Volvo. A fourth team, involving both Peterbilt and Kenworth, partnered with BAE Systems, will be deploying a truck that uses a natural gas engine to recharge the batteries and provide the capability to operate in zero emission mode. The State of California is awarding $23.6

Kenworth receives $8.6M in grants for low-emission T680 Day Cab drayage truck projects in California; hybrids, CNG hybrid and fuel cell

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Kenworth has been awarded three government grants totaling $8.6 million that will support low emissions projects involving Kenworth T680 Day Cabs targeted for use as drayage tractors in Southern California ports. Kenworth will build two, proof-of-concept T680 Day Cab drayage tractors to transport freight from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to warehouses and railyards along the I-710 corridor in the Los Angeles basin.

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Kenworth Receives Largest Hybrid Tractor and Truck Order Yet

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Coca-Cola Enterprises has ordered 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks, all of which will be on the road this year. The Kenworth T370 tractors (rated at 55,000 lb. The CCE order is the largest yet received by Kenworth for hybrid tractors and trucks. The Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks (rated at 33,000 lb.

Kenworth Expands Natural Gas Truck Line with T440 Powered by ISL G

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Kenworth Truck Company has expanded its natural gas truck line with the introduction of the Kenworth T440 natural gas model powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G engine. Now available for order, the new Kenworth T440 natural gas truck is focused on local and regional haul and vocational applications. Kenworth also offers the T800 LNG truck equipped with the Westport GX engine.

Kenworth Adds Cummins Westport ISL G Natural Gas Engine to Product Line

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Kenworth Truck Company is expanding its product line with the introduction of the Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine for the Kenworth T800 short hood and W900S models. Now available for order, Kenworth's natural gas models are focused on vocational, municipal, and pickup and delivery applications. Kenworth also offers T800 liquefied natural gas vehicles with the Westport GX engine and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids.

PACCAR partnering with Schneider Electric and Faith Technologies to accelerate US and Canadian electric truck market

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PACCAR is collaborating with Faith Technologies and Schneider Electric to provide a charging infrastructure package solution for customers that purchase battery electric Kenworth and Peterbilt heavy- and medium-duty trucks in the United States and Canada.

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Toyota moves closer to production with next-generation fuel cell technology for heavy-duty trucks; new Mirai system

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Designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of a wide variety of OEM truck makers, the new fuel cell electric system in the latest prototypes has been adapted to a Kenworth T680 chassis.

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Port of Los Angeles rolls out $82.5M hydrogen fuel cell electric freight demonstration; Toyota fuel cell technology

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The Port’s technology development partners are Toyota Motor North America, which designed and built the powertrain’s fuel cell electric power supply system; Kenworth Truck Co., —Kevin Baney, Kenworth General Manager and PACCAR Vice President.

Tesla and Nikola electric semis will arrive to rivals from traditional truck makers

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PACCAR, which includes the DAF, Peterbilt, and Kenworth truck brands, has already Tesla and Nikola have both announced zero-emission semi trucks. The Tesla Semi will be battery electric, while Nikola is planning three models powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

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Hummer EV Crab mode, Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid, 800V surge: Today’s Car News

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Kenworth rolls out its electric trucks. The Hyundai Tucson steps up its feature set and adds hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. Delphi says it’s planning to supply a lot of upcoming EVs with 800V tech. And the GMC Hummer EV’s Crab mode goes sideways.

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Romeo Power to supply battery packs, modules and BMS to PACCAR for Peterbilt 579 and 520 electric trucks

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announced a long-term supply agreement with PACCAR, the manufacturer of light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates, to provide battery packs, modules and battery management systems (BMS) for PACCAR’s battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

NVIDIA working with PACCAR on self-driving technology for trucks

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PACCAR—which manufactures the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF lines of trucks—has developed a proof-of-concept self-driving truck with SAE Level 4 capability built on NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 technology ( earlier post ), trained on deep neural networks. NVIDIA is working with PACCAR, a leading global truck manufacturer, on developing solutions for autonomous vehicles.

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Coca-Cola Canada Expands Hybrid Truck Fleet

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The company will add 15 Kenworth hybrid single-axle tractors to its existing fleet of 20 side-bay trucks and two straight trucks. In March 2009, Coca-Cola Enterprises ordered 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks, all of which will be on the road this year. The Kenworth T370 tractors (rated at 55,000 lb. The hybrid tractors will be manufactured in Sainte-Therese, Quebec by the Kenworth division of Paccar.

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Cummins debuts PowerDrive plug-in-hybrid system; both series and parallel capabilities

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This hybrid system is showcased in the Cummins booth in an electric hybrid utility truck, a Kenworth T370. in the Kenworth T370, a US Class 6 truck. Cummins Inc. unveiled PowerDrive, a suite of plug-in hybrid electric powertrain solutions spanning light-, medium- and heavy-duty applications, at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show. The Cummins PowerDrive offers both parallel and series capabilities.

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CARB preliminarily awards Port of Los Angeles $41M to launch zero-emissions hydrogen-fuel-cell-electric freight project; total cost $83M

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The Zero and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities project—proposed with support from Toyota, Kenworth, and Shell—provides a large-scale “shore-to-store” plan and a hydrogen fuel-cell-electric technology framework for freight facilities to structure operations for future goods movement.

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Westport enhances flagship HD15L LNG engine for Class 8 trucking

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Automated manual transmission is now available in all Kenworth and Peterbilt configurations in North America for fleets that desire additional driver options. The Westport HD15L LNG engine is available across a broad range of Class 8 tractors; Westport HD15L product can be ordered in multiple configurations in Kenworth Truck Company’s T800 and Peterbilt Motors’ 386 (SmartWay included), 367, 367SB and 388 in North America, and Kenworth T409SAR, T659, and K200 in Australia.

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FedEx Freight adds 100 Class 8 CNG tractors, CNG fueling station in Oklahoma City

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Less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier FedEx Freight has purchased more than 100 Class 8 CNG tractors from Paccar units Kenworth and Peterbilt, and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve the new CNG fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center. FedEx Freight contracted with Clean Energy Fuels Corp to design, build and maintain the fueling station. The CNG fueling station in Oklahoma City also provides efficiency for fueling the fleet through two different methods.

Chart, Ground Force Worldwide deliver first LNG/diesel dual fueling vehicle

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The truck is based on a Kenworth T800 and Chart’s Orca unit, which celebrates its 21 st birthday this year. Chart and Ground Force Worldwide (GFW) have launched of the first dual LNG/diesel fueling truck, designed and built for a large rock quarry customer in Florida. The customer is using the vehicle as a fueling solution for their recently converted fleet of haul trucks, which were retro-fitted with LNG conversions.

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Australian company introducing on-board hydrogen electrolysis unit to reduce diesel consumption and emissions

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HYDI mounted on Kenworth truck.

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Peterbilt offering Maxwell’s ultracap ESM

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Kenworth began offering the ESM as a factory-installed option earlier in the year. Maxwell Technologies, Inc. announced that Peterbilt is now offering Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-powered Engine Start Module (ESM) on new Model 579 and 567 trucks as a factory-installed option. Earlier post.). The ultracapacitor replaces one traditional battery—reducing weight by up to 60 pounds—and is dedicated to starting the vehicle.

Aurora enters long-term, global, strategic collaboration with Toyota and Denso for self-driving cars at scale

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In January, PACCAR and Aurora signed a global, strategic agreement to develop, test and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks. Autonomous driving software company Aurora has entered a long-term, global, and strategic collaboration with Toyota and Denso, one of the largest global manufacturers and tier-one automotive suppliers, respectively, to build and globally deploy self-driving cars at scale.

Ideanomics to acquire wireless charging provider WAVE

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WAVE customers include the largest EV bus system in the US—the Antelope Valley Transit Authority—and its partnerships include Kenworth, Gillig, BYD, Complete Coach Works, and more. Ideanomics signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of privately held Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification, Inc. WAVE) for cash and stock consideration.

Food Express takes delivery of first 11 of 46 new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks

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million in grant funding for the new Kenworth T680 trucks ( earlier post ) which started making deliveries today. Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) and Food Express, Inc. FXI) announced the addition of 11 new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks to the FXI fleet. The company, with the assistance of SoCalGas, applied for and received $1.1 The company has an additional 35 trucks on order.

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14 US fleets launch ACT Fleet Forum; best practices on adopting advanced, clean transportation technologies

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In addition to the 14 best-in-class fleets, technology leaders supporting the ACT Fleet Forum include Kenworth, Cummins-Westport, Toyota, Trillium, Agility Fuel Solutions, AMPLY Power, and Uptake. Fourteen leading US fleets announced the formation of the ACT Fleet Forum , an educational initiative to share best practices between participating fleets, as well as top technology providers and fuel suppliers on adopting advanced, clean transportation technologies.

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AMP Americas in deal with two national dairy cooperatives to build 7 CNG fueling stations, bring in more Class 8 CNG trucks

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The stations, which will be built in Waco, Amarillo, Harrold, Sweetwater, Weatherford, Kerrville and Midland, will initially fuel forty new Class-8 Kenworth and Peterbilt CNG sleeper trucks, a number that will double over the course of the agreement.

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FedEx Freight debuts new LNG-only tractors in Dallas

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FedEx Freight has begun beta testing two new Kenworth T660 tractors powered by Cummins Westport ISX12 G liquefied natural gas (LNG)-only engines. Earlier post.) The pre-production engine used in the new tractors is slated for limited release in 2013 and is currently the only all natural gas engine that begins to meet the size and power needs of Class 8 trucks.

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UPS to invest $130M in > 700 natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; > $1B invested in alt fuels since 2008

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Four hundred semi-tractors will be supplied by Freightliner and Kenworth and 330 terminal trucks by TICO. UPS plans to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks. This $130-million dollar investment in CNG capacity for 2018 builds on previous UPS investments of $100 million dollars in 2016 and $90 million dollars in 2017.

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UPS to invest $100M more in compressed natural gas, CNG vehicles and related infrastructure

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The new CNG tractors to be deployed in these cities will be manufactured by Kenworth. UPS plans to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The CNG fueling stations and vehicle purchases totaling $100 million are part of UPS’ ongoing commitment to diversify its fuel sources and reduce its environmental impact.

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Veolia Environmental Services first fleet of CNG refuse trucks in Indiana

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Indiana-based manufacturer Autocar built the chassis for 20 of the trucks and Kenworth manufactured eight roll-off trucks for Veolia’s new fleet. Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., the solid waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA), has introduced Indiana’s first fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered refuse trucks to its Evansville, Indiana (Vanderburgh County) service area.