By Anthony Capkun
August 18, 2020 – Peterbilt announced its Model 220EV is now available for order, with deliveries expected to start by the end of 2020. The 220EV is Peterbilt’s first electric configuration for Class 6/7 medium-duty applications. Sporting a range of up to 200 miles on a full charge, the truck is powered by an electric motor, with two battery packs and an onboard charger.
When using the vehicle’s DC fast-charging system, battery packs can recharge in 1-2 hours. The 220EV’s cab-over-engine (COE) configuration promises superior maneuverability, enhanced visibility, a spacious interior and ease of serviceability.
“Peterbilt is leading the charge when it comes to commercial vehicle electrification, featuring a full line-up of EV models, with over 30 out collecting real world miles,” said Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager.