The new Kenworth K270E Class 6 and K370E Class 7 battery-electric vehicles qualify for a $95,000 voucher incentive to qualifying California purchasers from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
The financial incentive is offered through the CARB Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). HVIP is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities. The opening for new voucher incentive requests is anticipated to begin in early 2021.
“Zero-emission electric trucks are no longer a thing of the future," said Laura Bloch, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. "We thank the state of California and CARB for providing these important dollars to help support and encourage Kenworth medium-duty truck customers in the state to purchase the new Kenworth K270E and K370E models.”
The K270E and K370E battery-electric vehicles that are now available for order offer two direct-drive motors rated at 355 hp and 469 hp, depending on application. The electric powertrain is available with high-density battery packs of 141kWh and 282kWh that deliver up to 100 and 200-mile range, respectively. Both vehicles received CARB and EPA certification earlier this year.
The new models utilize a DC fast-charging system capable of fast re-charge in as quick as one-hour, which make the Kenworth K270E and K370E cabovers ideal for local pickup and delivery, as well as short regional haul operations, the company stated. End-of-shift and overnight AC charging also is offered.
Likewise, all Peterbilt Model 220EVs sold to customers in California are eligible for the $95,000 HVIP voucher. To receive a voucher, vehicle purchasers and participating dealers must meet all applicable project requirements identified in the HVIP Implementation Manual.
“Having our Model 220EV eligible for a HVIP voucher should dramatically help reduce purchasing costs for California-based companies looking to add Peterbilt medium duty EVs to their fleet,” said Jason Skoog Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “Combined with our recently announced PacLease introductory offer, it’s a great time for California customers to order a Model 220EV.
The Model 220EV is now available for customer orders with deliveries expected to start by the end of 2020.