Kenworth T680 Earns SmartWay Designation
June 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Kenworth's new T680 model has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Designation.
Kenworth's T680 features a sculpted full-height roof, optimized bumper and hood, full-height side extenders, cab/sleeper-to-fairings closeout panels, chassis fairings extenders and flush-mounted lighting.
The Kenworth T680 features sculpted full-height roof, optimized bumper and hood, full-height side extenders, cab/sleeper-to-fairings closeout panels, chassis fairings extenders and flush-mounted lighting.
The model is standard with the 12.9-liter Paccar MX engine, which offers a range of 380 horsepower to 485 horsepower and torque up to 1,750 pound feet.
EPA SmartWay Designated tractors are intended for use with 53-foot, box van trailers that are also EPA SmartWay Designated. According to the EPA, a SmartWay tractor-trailer combination may reduce fuel consumption by as much as 18% at highway speeds. Fleets in-use savings will vary based on their specific operations and environment.
The EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership
is a collaboration between the EPA and freight industry designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions. To receive EPA SmartWay Designation, trucks must offer a full aerodynamic package, including integrated roof fairings, fuel tank side fairings, cab/sleeper side extenders, aerodynamic bumpers and aerodynamic mirrors, low rolling resistance tires, as well as options for reducing extended engine idling.Related Stories:3/22/2012 Kenworth Shows Aerodynamic, Comfortable T680 Tractor6/4/2012 Test Drive: Kenworth T680