The tour has completed its opening Western swing and now heads to the Great Lakes and Central regions to give customers a close look at the Kenworth Clean Power no-idle system, which may enhance fuel economy by as much as 8 percent for customers with current high idling times.
Kenworth Clean Power is beginning production as a factory-installed option for the aerodynamic Kenworth T660 with 72-inch AeroCab sleeper. The Kenworth T660 was recently recognized as a SmartWay program eligible truck model by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Kenworth Clean Power uses dedicated, advanced deep-cycle batteries that power a thermal storage cooler with 21,000 BTUs of cooling capacity. Once the truck is shut off, a thermostat regulates the desired temperature and a variable speed fan circulates chilled air through a duct located near the bunk. Extensive testing has shown that when the outside temperature is as high as 95 degrees, Kenworth Clean Power is able to keep the sleeper cool and provide accessory power for up to 10 hours. Overall performance may vary depending on battery condition, outside temperature, humidity and 12-volt DC and 120-volt AC accessory usage.
More information on Kenworth Clean Power, including a new video and electronic brochure, is available on Kenworth's web site at www.kenworth.com. To see the video, select "Kenworth Clean Power" on the right side of Kenworth's home page and click on "Watch the Video".
KENWORTH CLEAN POWER TECHNOLOGY TOUR
Schedule of Events**
June 27 Hissong Kenworth Richfield, Ohio
June 28 Columbus Kenworth Hilliard, Ohio
June 29 Kenworth of Dayton Dayton, Ohio
July 2 Central Illinois Trucks - Normal Normal, Ill.
July 5 CIT Kenworth - Chicago Joliet, Ill.
July 9 Wisconsin Kenworth - Windsor Windsor, Wis.
July 10 Wisconsin Kenworth - Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wis.
July 11 Wisconsin Kenworth - Green Bay Green Bay, Wis.
July 12 Wisconsin Kenworth - Mosinee Mosinee, Wis.
July 13 Wisconsin Kenworth - Menomonie Menomonie, Wis.
July 16 Rihm Kenworth /Clearwater Travel Plaza Clearwater, Minn.
July 17 Sioux City Kenworth Sioux City, Iowa
July 18 Kenworth of Omaha Omaha, Neb.
July 19 Kenworth Mid-Iowa Des Moines, Iowa
July 24 Kenworth of St. Louis Fenton, Mo.
July 25 MHC Kenworth - Columbia Columbia, Mo.
July 26 MHC Kenworth - Kansas City Kansas City, Mo.
July 30 Wichita Kenworth Wichita, Kan.
July 31 Roberts Kenworth - Amarillo Amarillo, Texas
August 1 MHC Kenworth - Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, Okla.
August 2 MHC Kenworth - Tulsa Tulsa, Okla.
August 6 MHC Kenworth - Springfield Springfield, Mo.
August 7 MHC Kenworth - Springdale Springdale, Ark.
August 8 MHC Kenworth - Van Buren Van Buren, Ark.
August 9 MHC Kenworth - Little Rock Little Rock, Ark.
August 13 Kenworth of South Texas - San Antonio Converse, Texas
August 14 Kenworth of South Texas - Pharr Pharr, Texas
August 16 Performance Kenworth Houston, Texas
August 20 MHC Kenworth - Dallas Dallas, Texas