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Peterbilt Model 579EV Visits the Nation’s Capital

Senator Ted Cruz in a Peterbilt Model 579EV.

Peterbilt Motors Company visited Washington, DC while displaying the battery electric Model 579EV to government officials and members of Congress.

The visit began with a press conference where US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced $60 million to fund 24 projects. The projects include those directly related to reducing emissions through battery and electrification technologies used within the transportation industry. Following the press conference US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo took the Model 579EV for a ride around the Capitol. The ride was part of a video with Energy Secretary Granholm and White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy.

The next day, Peterbilt displayed the Model 579EV at Peace Monument at the steps leading to the Capitol building. Several members of Congress stopped by during the day including Senator Ted Cruz as well as Senator Tom Carper.

“Seeing a Peterbilt Model 579EV drive around our Nation’s Capital is a testament to our commitment towards zero-emission progress, and we were honored to share our message with leading government agency officials and members of Congress,” says Jason Skoog Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president.


Peterbilt has the industry’s most complete product lineup optimized for its respective applications: Model 579EV, Model 520EV, and Model 220EV. These vehicles excel in local pickup and delivery, drayage, short regional haul, and refuse applications. Additionally, all three models are available for order now.

The Peterbilt Model 579EV on display in Washington, DC.

Peterbilt also offers a full array of battery charging products and infrastructure services to its battery-electric customers. Through PACCAR Parts customers can obtain a complete assessment of their electric grid and charging infrastructure needs. PACCAR Parts completes this assessment in advance of the battery charger purchase process to ensure smooth in-servicing of these advanced vehicles.

The Peterbilt Model 579EV used during the Washington DC visit is part of a California Air Resources Board (CARB) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Zero Emission Drayage Truck Demonstration Project, funded by the California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities.

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