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Kenworth debuts its zero-emissions T680E at 2022 CES

Jan. 10, 2022
New battery-electric vehicle available as day cab tractor or straight truck, with 1,623 lb.-ft. of torque, 150-mile operating range

Kenworth recently introduced its new zero-emissions truck to the public.

The manufacturer’s T680E battery-electric vehicle made its debut at the popular CES technology trade show in Las Vegas.

Designed for pickup and delivery, regional haul, and drayage applications, the T680E is available as a day cab for either a tractor or straight truck in a 6x4 axle configuration. The model is offered with an 82,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). The T680E is equipped with 536 horsepower of continuous power, and up to 670 hp peak power and 1,623 lb.-ft. of torque and has a top speed of 65 mph.

The zero emissions vehicle has an estimated operating range of 150 miles, depending on application, Kenworth said. The Class 8 BEV utilizes the industry-standard SAE CCS1 charge port, can be fully charged in approximately three hours, and features Meritor’s Blue Horizon 14Xe tandem electric powertrain. The T680E’s smooth acceleration and quiet operation also help reduce driver fatigue, the company maintained.

“Kenworth is leading the way in zero-emissions solutions,” said Kevin Baney, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. “The Kenworth T680E builds upon Kenworth’s excellent heritage of providing fleets and truck operators with outstanding and productive trucks driven by quality, innovation, and technology.

“The new Kenworth T680E provides our customers with a true, zero-emissions solution that will help to achieve their own green program objectives.”

The comprehensive program is part of the Kenworth Driving To Zero Emissions initiative. In addition to the Class 8 T680E, Class 7 K370E and Class 6 K270E, the program offers new EV charging stations, Kenworth said.

PACCAR Parts electric vehicle (EV) charging stations maximize coverage across a range of Kenworth electric vehicles, with output power from 20 kilowatts to 350 kW. Customers can rely on the expertise of PACCAR Parts and its infrastructure partners to tailor EV charger solutions to fit the needs of any size fleet.

EV chargers can be purchased from Kenworth dealers. 

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