PACCAR, a global company in zero emissions commercial vehicles, has announced a five-year supply agreement for battery power systems with Romeo Power, Inc. (Romeo Power), an internationally renowned battery technology solutions company, with headquarters located in Los Angeles, California. battery management software PACCAR will purchase Romeo Power’s battery packs and battery management software for heavy-duty battery electric Peterbilt 579EV vehicles and Peterbilt 520EV refuse trucks in North America. PACCAR has become a minority shareholder in Romeo Power as part of the strategic alliance. The partnership with Romeo will further enhance PACCAR’s zero emissions product offerings" “PACCAR is delighted to be working with Romeo Power. The partnership with Romeo will further enhance PACCAR’s zero emissions product offerings that improve customers’ operational efficiency and environmental impact,” said Darrin Siver, the Senior Vice President of PACCAR. High energy Romeo battery packs The Romeo battery packs provide high energy, fast charging performance and ample range for customers’ applications. “The Romeo battery system is designed for seamless integration into Peterbilt commercial vehicle chassis and other vehicle systems,” said Kyle Quinn, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PACCAR. Production of Peterbilt zero emissions trucks featuring Romeo Power’s battery packs are expected to launch in the second half of 2021. PACCAR is a globally renowned technology company that specializes in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF brands. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced powertrains, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.
PACCAR is participating in the CES 2020 show in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES is one of the world’s largest showcases for technological innovation. Powertrain commercial vehicle PACCAR is an autonomous and alternative powertrain commercial vehicle and is exhibiting three vehicles with these technologies at the show: a Level 4 autonomous Kenworth T680; a battery-electric Peterbilt Model 520EV; and a battery-electric Kenworth K270E. Peterbilt and Kenworth designed these trucks for a range of customer applications, including over-the-road goods transportation, refuse collection, and urban distribution. Visitors are welcome to explore these advanced vehicles at PACCAR’s booth, near the Convention Center monorail station. Self-driving vehicles The Kenworth T680 autonomous truck displayed at CES demonstrates PACCAR's commitment to developing self-driving commercial vehicles for its customers. Stephan Olsen, PACCAR Innovation Center general manager, noted, “The PACCAR Innovation Center in Silicon Valley has become a central player in the truck innovation ecosystem. Peterbilt and Kenworth are the clear trucks of choice among the leading independent autonomous driving technology developers. We look forward to deepening our productive partnerships with these innovative companies in the future.” Full-Day on a Single Charge Kenworth T680 autonomous truck is developing self-driving commercial vehicles for its customers Peterbilt Model 520EV battery-electric trucks are currently being field-tested by customers. The trucks quietly collect refuse on residential and commercial routes, operating a full day on a single charge. Peterbilt expects to deliver Model 520EV trucks to customers in 2021. The battery-electric Kenworth K270E is a medium-duty commercial vehicle with range options between 100 and 200 miles, ideal for local pickup and delivery operations. Kenworth expects to deliver K270E trucks to customers in 2020. Environmentally-friendly vehicles “These advanced technology Kenworth and Peterbilt vehicles are environmentally friendly and enhance our customers’ operations,” said Kyle Quinn, PACCAR chief technology officer.“PACCAR is investing in next-generation technologies across its portfolio of industry-leading transportation solutions. We are delighted to return to CES this year to showcase PACCAR’s innovative autonomous and alternative powertrain trucks,” added Quinn.