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PACCAR builds on zero emission vehicles following Las Vegas showcase

Following its exhibition of three new zero emission commercial vehicles last week, PACCAR has announced its intentions to be a leader in developing alternative powertrain commercial vehicles.

The battery-electric heavy vehicles were part of the PACCAR display at the Consumer Electric Show (CES) 2019 last week in which a battery-electric Peterbilt 579EV, a battery-electric Peterbilt 220EV and its hydrogen fuel cell electric Kenworth T680 developed in partnership with Toyota hinted at future directions for the commercial vehicle manufacturer.

The PACCAR booth offered consumers a preview of customer operational efficiency including next generation driver assistance systems, truck platooning and in-cab human-machine interfaces.

At present Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF are field-testing battery-electric hydrogen fuel cell and hybrid powertrain vehicles with customers in North America and Europe.

According to PACCAR, these zero emission trucks are designed for a range of customer applications, including over-the-road goods transportation, port operations and urban distribution.

Kyle Quinn, PACCAR chief technology officer said PACCAR was investing in the latest technology across its portfolio of industry-leading products and services.

“The PACCAR Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, California enhances the company’s access to emerging technologies and talent from around the world,” he said. “CES is an outstanding forum to showcase PACCAR’s advanced engineering leadership.”

“PACCAR is excited about the opportunity to create the next generation of powertrains that are environmentally-friendly and enhance our customers’ operations,” said Landon Sproull, PACCAR Vice President.

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