Knight-Swift Transportation became the first major U.S fleet to take delivery of a Kenworth T680E Class 8 battery-electric vehicle. The Kenworth T680E will operate at the Knight Port Services terminal in Southern California.
The fleet worked on the T680E’s procurement and purchase of a supporting Paccar 120 kW electric vehicle charging station with Inland Kenworth — Phoenix.
The Kenworth T680E is designed for pickup and delivery, regional haul and drayage applications, and is available as a day cab as either a tractor or straight truck. The T680E has an 82,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating and an estimated 150-mile operating range, depending on the application.
Kenworth also offers the Class 7 K370E and Class 6 K270E battery-electric vehicles. Both the K270E and K370E are for pickup and delivery and short regional haul operations. The electric powertrain is available with high-density battery packs of 141 kWh, 209 kWh, and 282 kWh that deliver up to 100-, 150-, and 200-mile range, respectively.
Paccar Parts distributes electric vehicle charging stations for the full range of Kenworth electric vehicles, with output power from 20 kilowatts to 350 kW.