PACCAR Corp truck brand in North America, Peterbilt is all set to premiere its SuperTruck II technology truck at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas. Bet your bottom dollar, it will take pride of place at the PACCAR Innovation Center booth #3501.
PACCAR’s other truck brand are Kenworth in the US and DAF Trucks worldwide.
PACCAR is promoting next-generation hydrogen fuel cell technology developed in partnership with Toyota Motor North America, Inc. The companies have expanded their partnership to develop and commercialize the technology in Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt Model 579 Class 8 trucks. The powertrain was recently awarded the Zero Emission Powertrain certification by the California Air Resources Board. The Kenworth T680 FCEV on display at CES, and the hydrogen fuel cell powered Peterbilt Model 579, offer uncompromised zero emissions heavy-duty operations with up to a 450-mile range, an 82,000 lbs. max gross combination weight rating, and refuelling times that are consistent with traditional diesel trucks. To date, PACCAR has received more than 150 paid deposits for Kenworth and Peterbilt FCEVs with customer deliveries commencing in 2025.
The Peterbilt SuperTruck II is a testbed for future product technologies. It was developed as part of a U.S. Department of Energy program to improve the efficiency of goods transportation. SuperTruck II features an advanced clean diesel engine that uses waste heat recovery to achieve a 55% Brake Thermal Efficiency improvement, an efficient 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain, electrified engine accessories and enhanced aerodynamics.