Peterbilt latest truck brand to commit to electric propulsion

Peterbilt and Meritor team up on coming electric models

There is no brand more rooted in tradition than Peterbilt, yet even this classic U.S. truck brand has moved to embrace electric propulsion.

Coming just days after it was confirmed that International Trucks would soon have electric-drive models, and Mack too was on the path to electrification, Peterbilt has confirmed all-electric drivetrains are on their horizon.

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The electric Peterbilt models will include a day-cab prime mover and refuse trucks and will be co-developed with Meritor.

The trucks will be fitted with Meritor electric-drive axles/drivelines and Meritor brakes too.

“This collaboration with Peterbilt reinforces the viability of our advanced technology and electrified solutions that are adaptable for a wide range of applications,” said Jay Craig, CEO and president of Meritor.

“We look forward to getting these vehicles on the road in the middle of the year.”

It is expected that the majority of testing will be completed in California and we will bring you more details on the new electric Peterbilt trucks as further details come to hand.

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