October 2020- Kenworth has released a new video on the exciting zero emission Kenworth K270E Class 6 and K370E Class 7 battery-electric vehicles.
This short three minute video highlights nearly 20 impressive features of these trend-setting cabovers. These trucks are ideal for local pickup and delivery and short haul operations. You will enjoy the quietness, comfort, and great visibility of these models. Make sure to watch the video!
- 3 person seating
- touch screen display
- battery-electric vehicles
- tight turning radius
- ample horsepower (maintains 40 mph on a 6% grade fully loaded)
- 100 or 200 mile range
- quiet and comfortable cab
- simple compact chassis layout
- up to 469 hp
- zero emission quiet operation
- enough torque for 20% grade
- regenerative braking (which extends brake pad life)
- battery packs (141kWh or 282kWh)
- great visibility
- quick DC recharging
- multiple body configurations
- low maintenance costs
Kenworth battery-electric vehicles offer two direct-drive motors rated at 355 hp and 469 hp, 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 K270E and K370E utilize a DC fast-charging system capable of fast re-charge in as quick as one-hour. End-of-shift and overnight AC charging also is offered.
The K270E and K370 offer low maintenance costs aided by regenerative braking that extends brake pad life, and there is convenient access for easy serviceability. The two models have a simple and compact chassis layout and offer multiple body configurations. Wheelbases of 206 inches (24-foot box bodies), 218 inches (26-foot box bodies) and 274 inches (30-foot box bodies) are available.
$95,000 voucher available
These battery-electric vehicles qualify for a $95,000 voucher incentive for California purchasers from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
This significant financial incentive is offered through the CARB Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). 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. We thank the State of California and CARB for providing these important dollars to help support and encourage Kenworth medium-duty truck customers in the state to purchase the new Kenworth K270E and K370E models,” said Laura Bloch, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.
The K270E and K370E received both CARB and EPA certification earlier this year.
To receive a voucher, vehicle purchasers and participating dealers must meet all applicable project requirements identified in the HVIP Implementation Manual.
For more information, contact your Kenworth dealer and visit the CARB HVIP website (www.CaliforniaHVIP.org).
The zero emission Kenworth K270E Class 6 and K370E Class 7 battery-electric vehicles are now available for order from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada.
“Kenworth is committed to provide advanced vehicle technologies, and the medium duty K270E and K370E electric trucks are a major step forward. Our popular and proven cabover platform now offers fully integrated, state-of-the-art electric powertrains combined with exceptional visibility and superior maneuverability,” said Kevin Baney, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president.