Kenworth electric commercial trucks qualify for California vouchers

Kenworth electric commercial trucks qualify for California vouchers

Commercial truck company is making EV medium-duty trucks available in North America.

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September 21, 2020

Kirkland, Washington – Paccar’s Kenworth K270E Class 6 and K370E Class 7 battery-electric vehicles qualify for a $95,000 voucher incentive to qualifying California purchasers from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

The incentive, offered through CARB’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities.

The opening for new voucher incentive requests is anticipated to begin in early 2021.

“Zero-emission electric trucks are no longer a thing of the future,” said Laura Bloch, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.

Kenworth recently announced that the K270E and K370E battery-electric vehicles are now available for order from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada.

Kenworth offers two direct-drive motors rated at 355hp and 469hp, depending on application. The electric powertrain is available with high-density battery packs of 141kWh and 282kWh that deliver up to 100- and 200-mile range, respectively.

The models use a DC fast-charging system capable of re-charge in as little as one-hour, which make the Kenworth K270E and K370E cabovers ideal for local pickup and delivery, as well as short regional haul operations. End-of-shift and overnight AC charging also are offered.

The K270E and K370E received both CARB and EPA certification earlier this year.