The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship was the featured Class 8 truck at a major, zero emissions trucking event that featured more than 100 participants from government, industry, local community and the media held Monday at the Port of Los Angeles.

Kenworth / Toyota Fuel Cell Electric Truck

Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10
zero-emissions Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric
powertrains. The first new, jointly developed Kenworth / Toyota Fuel Cell
Electric Truck (FCET) produced from the collaboration debuted at the event. The
truck will be on display in the Kenworth booth (No. 939) at the Advanced Clean
Technology (ACT) Expo this week at the Long Beach Convention Center.

effort is part of a $41 million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities
(ZANZEFF) grant awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the
Port of Los Angeles as the prime applicant. CARB has awarded those funds to the
Port of Los Angeles for the ZANZEFF project as part of California Climate
Investments, a California 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

cooperative effort among the Port of Los Angeles, Kenworth, Toyota and Shell is
key to the development of hydrogen fuel cell electric technology in Class 8
trucks. The goal is to demonstrate and further develop advanced zero emissions
powertrains for commercial vehicles,” said Mike Dozier, Kenworth general
manager and PACCAR vice president. “The performance of the 10 Kenworth heavy
duty trucks being developed under this program is targeted to meet or exceed
that of a diesel, while producing water as the only emissions byproduct,”
Dozier said.

program’s trucking partners are Toyota Logistics Services, UPS, TTSI and
Southern Counties Express. The fleets will run the Kenworth T680s – equipped
with Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell electric technology – in real-world
operations, which will provide critical data for future development of the zero
emissions powertrain. Also important for commercial adoption, is the hydrogen
fueling infrastructure growth funded by the grant. The program will expand the
quantity and accessibility of heavy duty hydrogen fueling stations in the ports
and across the Inland Empire regions. Shell will develop two new large capacity
heavy-duty hydrogen fueling stations.

program is utilizing the Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship, which sets the
standard of excellence for superior fuel efficiency, performance and comfort.
“The T680 is perfect choice for this zero-emissions application with its proven
reliability and durability, and provides the perfect foundation on which to
develop the hydrogen fuel cell powertrain,” Dozier said.

experienced dealer network covering the Inland Empire will provide support the
program’s zero-emissions vehicles. With the stability of the service network,
we are well-positioned to meet the ‘Shore-to-Store’ program goals,” Dozier


1985: Kenworth introduced the trucking industry’s first truly
aerodynamic truck – the sloped hood Kenworth T600 – which was 22 percent more
fuel efficient than straight hood trucks.

1995: The Kenworth T600 team received the U.S. Department of Transportation’s
National Award for the Advancement of Motor Vehicle Research and Development in
recognition of advancements in energy efficiency and reduced environmental

2007: Kenworth received the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute’s
Industry Innovation Award for the Kenworth T800 liquefied natural gas (LNG)
trucks, which were placed into real-world operation to reduce emissions at
Southern California ports, including the Port of Los Angeles.

2009: Kenworth became the first truck manufacturer to receive the
Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious Clean Air Excellence award – with
recognition in the Clean Air Technology category – to honor its environmentally
friendly products.

2010: Kenworth Class 8 trucks become available for order with the PACCAR
MX engine upon its introduction into the North American truck market. The
engine is designed to deliver industry leading fuel efficiency, performance and

2012: Kenworth launches the on-highway flagship Kenworth T680 – the most
aerodynamic truck in the company’s history – continuing its tradition of
providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency
and reduce emissions.

2014: The Kenworth assembly plant in Renton, Washington, began a
four-year consecutive streak of earning a Gold Award from the King County
(Wash.) Industrial Waste Program, part of the county’s Wastewater Treatment
Division. The award annually honors local facilities whose business practices
contribute to protecting regional water quality.

2018: The Kenworth-Chillicothe manufacturing plant received the 2018
Encouraging Environmental Excellence “E3” Gold Award from the Ohio
Environmental Protection Agency. The award recognizes businesses, nonprofits
and government agencies in Ohio that demonstrate commitment to exceed
regulatory compliance and attain exceptional achievements in environmental
stewardship.Today: Kenworth’s plants in
Chillicothe, Ohio, and Renton, Washington, hold the prestigious International
Standards Organization (ISO) 14001:2015 certification for effective
environmental management systems established to help build Class 8 trucks in an
environmentally sustainable manner. Kenworth’s medium duty trucks are produced
at the PACCAR Ste. Thérèse, Quebec, assembly facility, which also achieved ISO
14001:2015 status.