Kenworth presents first-class 8 electrical truck

US producer Kenworth has unveiled its first US Class 8 electrical truck at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. Designed for a gross car weight score of 82,000 kilos (about 37 tonnes), the Kenworth T680E electrical tractor incorporates a Meritor powertrain and provides 400 kW of steady or 500 kW of peak energy.

The car is provided with a 396 kWh capability battery for about 150 miles (240 kilometres) of vary and will be charged at as much as 120 kW. Through a CCS1 DC fast-charging port, the T680E will be totally charged in about three hours.

The brand new electrical truck is designed for pick-up and supply, regional transport and freight haulage and is out there as a tractor with a day cab or as a pure truck in a 6×4 axle configuration. Kenworth quotes the highest pace as 65 mph (about 104 km/h).

The US firm offered small electrical truck variants at CES 2020. The powertrain for these BEV vans comes from provider Dana. Gross sales of the K270E (Class 6) and K370E (Class 7), that are a part of the corporate’s Driving To Zero Emissions Initiative programme, began in September 2020. The programme additionally contains new EV charging stations, as the corporate explains. These come from PACCAR Elements and have output energy starting from 20 kW to 350 kW. Kenworth is a PACCAR firm. (announcement), (technical specs)

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