Peterbilt
The Model 520EV is designed for commercial and residential applications and provides the City of Anchorage and SWS with a quiet, environmentally friendly vehicle that supports the Municipality’s goal to eliminate 80% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Peterbilt delivers 520EVs to the City of Anchorage

March 22, 2024
The Model 520EV is designed for commercial and residential applications and provides the City of Anchorage and SWS with a quiet, environmentally friendly vehicle that is in line with the municipality’s goal to eliminate 80% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Peterbilt recently delivered two zero-emission Model 520EVs to the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Solid Waste Services (SWS) in Alaska during a ribbon-cutting celebration of its latest warm storage facility for critical equipment. 

The Model 520EV is designed for both commercial and residential applications and provides the City of Anchorage and SWS with a quiet, environmentally friendly vehicle that supports the municipality’s goal of eliminating 80% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

“We are pleased for the arrival of our first Model 520EV. Solid Waste Services has long anticipated this day for the 520EV application to be added to our refuse collections fleet,” said Kelli Toth, acting director of Municipality of Anchorage SWS. “With like-for-like chassis, we will evaluate and analyze its performance with internal combustion engines and investigate the EV’s performance in the northern climate region. We look forward to providing the Department of Energy comprehensive feedback on the heavy-duty EV fleets to share our knowledge with the rest of the United States for their benefit.”

See also: Gallery: Peterbilt enthusiasts display ‘Pride and Class’

SWS is at the forefront of sustainable and integrated electric vehicles. In 2021, Peterbilt delivered the first production Model 220EV into the SWS fleet.

“Peterbilt offers the industry’s broadest range of electric vehicles designed to work in a variety of climates. We’re proud that both the Model 220EV and now Model 520EVs will support SWS as they work to reduce emissions and expand their electric fleet,” said Jake Montero, assistant general manager of sales and marketing at Peterbilt.

 

About the Author

FleetOwner Staff

Our Editorial Team

Kevin Jones, Editorial Director, Commercial Vehicle Group

Josh Fisher, Editor-in-Chief

Jade Brasher, Senior Editor

Jeremy Wolfe, Editor

Jenna Hume, Digital Editor

Eric Van Egeren, Art Director

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Leveraging telematics to get the most from insurance

Fleet owners are quickly adopting telematics as part of their risk mitigation strategy. Here’s why.

Reliable EV Charging Solution for Last-Mile Delivery Fleets

Selecting the right EV charging infrastructure and the right partner to best solve your needs are critical. Learn which solution PepsiCo is choosing to power their fleet and help...

Overcoming Common Roadblocks Associated with Fleet Electrification at Scale

Fleets in the United States, are increasingly transitioning from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles. While this shift presents challenges, there are strategies...

Report: The 2024 State of Heavy-Duty Repair

From capitalizing on the latest revenue trends to implementing strategic financial planning—this report serves as a roadmap for navigating the challenges and opportunities of ...