The Model 220EV from Peterbilt is now available for customer orders. The 220EV can be configured through the SmartSpec sales tool and ordered at one of Peterbilt’s dealer locations with customer deliveries expected to start by the end of 2020.
According to Peterbilt, the 220EV is the company’s first electric configuration for medium-duty applications and provides customers a zero-emission Class 6 or 7 vehicle for clean, efficient operation and lower overall maintenance. With a range of up to 200 miles on a full charge, the 220EV is powered by an electric motor, featuring two battery packs and an on-board charger. When using the vehicle’s DC fast-charging system, the high-energy density battery packs can recharge in one to two hours, making the 220EV ideal for local pickup and delivery, as well as short regional haul operations.
Recently, a webinar from ACT News discussed the impact of electrification on regional haul.
“I want to reiterate the importance of electrifying these vehicles,” said Andrew Kotz, commercial vehicle research engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. “Regional and long haul make up 1.1% of the U.S. vehicle population, but they account for 17% of the fuel use, so electrifying one of these vehicles can have a huge impact on a per vehicle basis.”
Designed with optimal weight distribution and performance, the 220EV also provides greater driver comfort and productivity through a quiet ride, and the cab over engine (COE) configuration delivers superior maneuverability, enhanced visibility, a spacious interior and ease of serviceability for maximizing uptime.
“Peterbilt is leading the charge when it comes to commercial vehicle electrification featuring a full line up of EV Models, with over 30 out collecting real world miles,” said Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “With the addition of the Model 220EV to our SmartSpec sales tool Peterbilt dealers can easily spec and quote exactly what customers have been asking for in a zero-emission medium duty truck.”