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Peterbilt Chief on EVs, Autonomous Tech and the New Model 579

Peterbilt just culminated a five-year development process with the launch of its New Model 379 Class 8 truck – but it’s far from the only thing the company has been working on. We talked to General Manager Jason Skoog about the new truck, electrification, and autonomous technology.

Peterbilt's New Model 579 in Photos

Peterbilt has unveiled its first major upgrade to the Model 579 highway tractor since its launch in 2012. Senior Editor Jack Roberts visited Peterbilt's Denton, Texas, manufacturing plant, took a New Model 579 test drive and attended the virtual launch of the new truck. Here's what he saw.

Test Drive: Peterbilt’s New Model 579 UltraLoft

Peterbilt’s latest iteration of its Model 579 highway tractor isn’t just an upgrade. It may be one of the most important trucks Peterbilt has ever built. Jack Roberts got to drive one before it was officially unveiled.

Kenworth to Work with Meritor on Electric T680

Meritor and Kenworth will partner on developing an electric Kenworth T680E, reported to be a short-hood day cab in tractor with an operating range between 100 to 150 miles, depending on application.

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