PACCAR have exhibited three zero emission vehicles at the Consumer Electrics Show (CES) 2019 show in Las Vegas, Nevada last week. CES is one of the world’s largest showcases for the latest in technological innovation. On display from PACCAR was a battery-electric Peterbilt Model 579EV, a battery-electric Peterbilt Model 220EV and a hydrogen fuel cell electric Kenworth T680 developed in collaboration with Toyota.
These zero emission trucks have been designed for a range of customer applications, including over-the-road goods transportation, port operations and urban distribution. Visitors to the CES were welcome to climb aboard the trucks and explore these advanced powertrains at PACCAR’s booth. In addition, visitors to the booth were able to learn about other innovative PACCAR technologies that increase customers’ operational efficiency, such as next generation driver assistance systems, truck platooning and in-cab human-machine interfaces.
Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF are leaders in the development of alternative powertrain commercial vehicles. Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF are field-testing battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell and hybrid powertrain vehicles with customers in North America and Europe. “PACCAR is excited about the opportunity to create the next generation of powertrains that are environmentally-friendly and enhance our customers’ operations,” said Landon Sproull, PACCAR vice president.
Kyle Quinn, PACCAR chief technology officer, noted, “PACCAR is investing in the latest technology across its portfolio of industry-leading products and services. The PACCAR Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, California enhances the company’s access to emerging technologies and talent from around the world. CES is an outstanding forum to showcase PACCAR’s advanced engineering leadership.”
Watch the hydrogen fuel cell electric Kenworth T680 in action.