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City of Anchorage receives first production Peterbilt 220EV

June 21, 2021
Developed for medium-duty applications, the zero-emissions vehicle can recharge in 1-2 hours, allowing for more efficient local pickup and delivery as well as short regional haul operations.

Peterbilt Motors Co. delivered the first production Model 220EV to the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Solid Waste Services (SWS) in Anchorage, Alaska, during a celebration at Peterbilt of Alaska’s Anchorage facility.

As part of a groundbreaking order that included a Model 220EV and Model 520EV, the City of Anchorage and SWS are aiming to show the benefits of battery-electric commercial vehicles to the rest of the state and the circumpolar north.

“I’m proud that SWS will be putting the first production Peterbilt Model 220EV to work,” Mark Spafford, general manager of the Department of Solid Waste Services Municipality of Anchorage, said. “This is a big moment for an American manufacturer and for my department. EVs are the futurethey are cost-effective, better for our drivers and our neighborhoods. We look forward to working with Peterbilt to share the benefits of EVs and continue to expand our electric fleet.”

The Model 220EV provides medium-duty customers with a zero-emission Class 6 or 7 vehicle for clean, efficient operations and lower overall maintenance. With a range of up to 200 miles on a full charge, the Model 220EV’s electric motor features two battery packs and an on-board charger. When using the vehicle’s DC fast-charging system, the high-energy density battery packs can recharge in 1-2 hours, making the Model 220EV ideal for local pickup and delivery, as well as short regional haul operations.

“Peterbilt is leading the charge when it comes to commercial vehicle electrification and the delivery of the first production Model 220EV to the City of Anchorage and SWS is a milestone moment for Peterbilt’s battery electric vehicle roll out,” said Jason Skoog Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president.

The purchase of the Model 520EV and 220EV were made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. SWS also contributed towards the purchase of the trucks while the Alaska Energy Authority provided funds for the charger.

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