Peterbilt has developed an all-electric version of its Model 579 truck. It is one of 12 tractors built by Peterbilt in collaboration with Transpower, the California Air Resources Board, and the Port of Long Beach.via: Fleet Equipment
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The all-electric Model 579 produces up to 490 HP, has up to a 200 mile range, recharges in less than five hours and has a battery storage capacity of 350-440 Kw/h.
The electric drivetrain uses the first five gears of an Eaton AutoShift 10-speed transmission since electric motors have different ranges than diesel power. The 579 has two JJE electric motors with the equivalent of 450 horsepower.
The electric Model 579 is fitted with eight 44-kW battery packs that can be removed or added to the tractor to increase vehicle range. As spec’d, this demonstration unit can travel 250 miles fully loaded, depending on terrain and driving habits.