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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.

 

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