Peterbilt Model 520 electric demonstrator
The Peterbilt Model 520 electric demonstrator is equipped with a 400hp Transpower Electric Drive System.

Peterbilt refuse lineup includes Model 520 electric demonstrator

Peterbilt’s latest innovations for the refuse market at Waste Expo this week included an advanced Model 520 Demonstration Vehicle with a fully electric drivetrain.

The Model 520 electric demonstrator is equipped with a 400 horsepower Transpower Electric Drive System and 352 kW-hr of energy storage. Enough power to do 80 miles a day and pick up 900 cans on a single charge. It emits zero emissions in a quiet manner, which is ideal for neighborhood communities where these trucks operate. The truck’s regenerative braking reduces maintenance by 50% through less wear on the braking system.

Peterbilt is an industry leader in clean energy solutions. Peterbilt recently received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to include its vehicles in the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). This program includes Peterbilt trucks with the Cummins-Westport L9N or ISX12N natural gas engines and provides customers in eligible areas incentives to adopt the near zero emission technologies that are available.

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) has also awarded Peterbilt with nationally bid contracts, enabling NJPA members to purchase Peterbilt trucks. Peterbilt’s NJPA contract satisfies the bid process and provides a cost-effective, time-saving procurement process for government and education agencies.

The refuse lineup at WasteExpo also featured the Models 220, 520 and 567.

“Peterbilt provides a complete lineup of products for the Refuse market. The Model 520 low-cab-forward continues to gain momentum and has quickly become a top choice within the industry for residential and commercial pickup operations,” said Tony Sablar, Vocational Marketing Manager, Peterbilt Motors Company. “The Model 567 is popular on roll-off and transfer dump applications with a wide range of power options provided by the PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines. Combine that with the medium duty Models 348 and 220 for urban environments and Peterbilt has the most durable and versatile products for every operation in the refuse market.”

The PACCAR MX-11 engine is available in the Model 520 and 567 with up to 430 horsepower and 1,650 lb-ft. of torque including 355/1250 and 440/1450 ratings specifically designed for the refuse market. The MX-13 engine is available in the Model 567 with ratings up to 510 horsepower and 1,850 lb-ft of torque.

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