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Kenworth Receives Clean Energy Award from Clean & Prosperous Washington


From left: Alec Cervenka, Kenworth EV grant and technical advisor; Genevieve Bekkerus, Kenworth director of marketing; Jay Inslee, Washington state governor; Erik Johnson, Kenworth general sales manager, west; and Sean Henebry Kenworth powertrain marketing manager.

Kenworth received the first annual David and Patricia Giuliani Clean Energy Entrepreneur Award—presented by Washington Governor Jay Inslee on behalf of Clean & Prosperous Washington—during an event held at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle.

The award is named for the late David Giuliani—founder of Clean & Prosperous Washington—and his spouse Patricia Giuliani. Clean & Prosperous Washington is a project of the Washington Business Alliance.

Kenworth received the honor due to its “Driving To Zero Emissions” program along with PACCAR Parts charging stations. Kenworth’s program features the Class 8 Kenworth T680E, Class 7 K370E, and Class 6 K270E battery electric vehicles.

“It is a truly an honor to receive the first David and Patricia Giuliani Clean Energy Entrepreneur Award on Kenworth’s behalf,” says Erik Johnson, Kenworth general sales manager, west. “We thank Clean & Prosperous Washington for its leadership in this important environmental area.”

Kenworth displayed a Kenworth T680E, assembled at its nearby manufacturing plant in Renton, Washington, at the event. Johnson called the truck “a capable, zero emissions solution for many of the port drayage applications that make up a large share of the trucks in the region.”

Kenworth has been an important part of the Puget Sound community since 1923 and celebrates its centennial next year. “Kenworth’s continued development of zero emissions technology will ensure the next 100 years of Kenworth Truck Company and Washington’s economy is a bright and sustainable one,” Johnson says.

“David Giuliani committed his life to advancing progress on climate change, and Kenworth is pleased to contribute to this effort by developing technology solutions and making investments in our plants for a more sustainable world,” says Genevieve Bekkerus, Kenworth director of marketing.


Kenworth designed the T680E for pickup and delivery as well as regional haul and drayage applications. It is available in a day cab configuration as either a tractor or straight truck. Further, the T680E has an 82,000-lb gross vehicle weight rating and an estimated 150-mile operating range, depending on the application.

Additionally, Kenworth designed the K270E and K370E cabovers for pickup and delivery as well as short regional haul operations. The electric powertrain is available with high-density battery packs of 141 kWh, 209 kWh, and 282 kWh. The battery packs deliver up to 100-, 150- and 200-mile range, respectively, with zero emissions.

Finally, PACCAR Parts charging stations maximize coverage over a range of Kenworth EVs with output power from 20 to 350kW. Customers can rely on PACCAR Parts and its infrastructure partners to tailor charger solutions to the needs of any fleet. Fleets can purchase EV chargers from Kenworth dealers.

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