Knight-Swift to use Kenworth T680E BEV at Southern California port

Updated Apr 15, 2024
Driver with Kenworth T680E
Kris Crabbendam, Knight Port Services T680E driver in Southern California

Phoenix-based Knight-Swift Transportation recently became the first major U.S. fleet to take delivery of a zero-emissions Kenworth T680E Class 8 battery-electric vehicle.

The Kenworth T680E will operate at the Knight Port Services terminal in Southern California. The fleet worked on the T680E’s procurement and purchase of a supporting PACCAR 120 kW electric vehicle charging station with Inland Kenworth–Phoenix.

The Kenworth T680E is designed for pickup and delivery, regional haul and drayage applications, and is available as a day cab as either a tractor or straight truck. The T680E has an 82,000 lb. gross vehicle weight rating and an estimated 150-mile operating range, depending on the application, according to a statement from the company.

The Kenworth “Driving To Zero Emissions” program also features the Class 7 K370E and Class 6 K270E battery electric vehicles, and PACCAR charging stations. Both the K270E and K370E are for pickup and delivery and short regional haul operations. The electric powertrain is available with high-density battery packs of 141 kWh, 209 kWh and 282 kWh that deliver up to 100-, 150- and 200-mile range, respectively.

PACCAR Parts distributes electric vehicle charging stations that maximize coverage over a full range of Kenworth electric vehicles, with output power from 20 kilowatts (kW) to 350 kW.