Peterbilt Motors Company gave attendees of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the first look at the all-electric medium-duty Model 220EV.
The 220EV joins the previously announced Model 520EV and the Model 579EV in the Peterbilt electric vehicle lineup. In all, Peterbilt will have more than 30 electric vehicles in operation by the end of 2019 with customers representing the refuse, regional haul, and city delivery applications.
The zero emission 220EV is powered by two TransPower battery packs with a total of 148 kWh and a Meritor Blue Horizon two-speed drive eAxle. It features a range of 100 miles and a recharge time of one hour when using a DC fast charging system, making it an ideal option for local pick-up and delivery operations, while still providing the premium performance and driver experience customers expect from Peterbilt.
Peterbilt will begin delivering the 220EV in the summer of 2019 and will put a total of six in to service this year with a major customer, still be announced.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online