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PG&E Unveils Plug-In Electric Truck

February 15, 2017

Photo courtesy of PG&E
Photo courtesy of PG&E

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid-electric Class 6 truck. The vehicle, developed by Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI), combines up to 50 miles of all-electric driving with 300 miles of driving range in hybrid mode. 

The plug-in hybrid-electric drivetrain reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 80% compared to a conventional Class 6 truck. It also features exportable power capacity up to 160 kW.

Photo courtesy of PG&E
Photo courtesy of PG&E

By harnessing the power of the on-board batteries, the vehicle can power up to 125 homes, potentially eliminating planned outages and shortening unplanned outages. 

Featuring a flatbed design, the truck will be used to haul materials such as transformers to job sites. PG&E has accepted delivery of two of the units.

PG&E has worked with EDI in the past, implementing two different Class 5 PHEV truck models in 2014. 

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