Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid-electric Class 6 truck. The vehicle, developed by Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI), combines up to 50 miles of all-electric driving with 300 miles of driving range in hybrid mode.
The plug-in hybrid-electric drivetrain reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 80% compared to a conventional Class 6 truck. It also features exportable power capacity up to 160 kW.
By harnessing the power of the on-board batteries, the vehicle can power up to 125 homes, potentially eliminating planned outages and shortening unplanned outages.
Featuring a flatbed design, the truck will be used to haul materials such as transformers to job sites. PG&E has accepted delivery of two of the units.
PG&E has worked with EDI in the past, implementing two different Class 5 PHEV truck models in 2014.
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