Paccar Hybrid Trucks To Roll In '08

June 9, 2007
Kenworth, Peterbilt models highlighted by EPA Smartway program as efficiency leaders

Truck manufacturer PACCAR's success in producing aerodynamic and fuel-efficient vehicles was recently recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay program. Kenworths T660 and T2000 and Peterbilts 386 and 387 models were highlighted as environmental leaders due to their application of aerodynamics, including sophisticated roof and fuel tank side fairings, bumpers and mirrors, as well as improved engine efficiency.

SmartWay compliant vehicles offer customers a 10-20 percent fuel savings, while also lowering greenhouse gas emissions by significantly reducing NOx and particulate matter.

Hybrid Technology

Paccar is also accelerating its environmental leadership through the development of hybrid vehicle technologies. The innovative Kenworth Clean Power and Peterbilt Comfort Class cab cooling and heating systems dramatically improve fuel efficiency by eliminating engine use during driver rest periods, giving customers as much as an eight percent improvement in fuel economy.

DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt will begin production of medium-duty hybrid trucks in 2008. These new vehicles will offer significant (up to 30%) fuel economy improvements, particularly in urban and utility applications.

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Brad Kenney | Chief Marketing Officer

Brad Kenney is the former Technology Editor of IndustryWeek and now serves as director of the mobile/social platforms practice at R/GA, a global marketing/advertising firm in New York City.

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