Peterbilt to Showcase First Battery-Electric Refuse Truck Using TransPower Electric Drive Technology
May 9, 2017 – Denton, TX – Peterbilt displays a Model 520 refuse truck demo with an advanced battery-electric drive system at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans, LA from May 8-11.
“Peterbilt is working closely with its partners to explore the capabilities and performance of battery-electric drive systems.” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. “Customers in urban environments and applications such as drayage and refuse collection stand to benefit from the zero-emissions performance of these advanced vehicles.”
The Peterbilt Model 520 on display is equipped with the TransPower ElecTruckTM drive system, which has accumulated over 80,000 miles of Class 8 heavy duty use in a variety of commercial applications since 2013. The ElecTruck system uses high-power electric motors, inverters and batteries to power commercial trucks weighing as much as 80,000 lb.
See the press release on Peterbilt.com.
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