Kenworth will debut its hydrogen gasoline cell T680 at the 2018 Customer Electronics Clearly show (CES) next 7 days in Las Vegas, a demonstrate normally reserved for related systems and artificial intelligence.
This marks the initially time Paccar has exhibited at that demonstrate, which draws near to 200,000 visitors. The truck-maker will share the ground with the likes of Amazon, Samsung and Google.
On exhibit will be a prototype zero-emission Kenworth T680 day cab equipped with a hydrogen gasoline cell, element of the Zero Emission Cargo Transport Demonstration task. The tractor uses lithium-ion batteries to electrical power a dual-rotor electrical motor, driving the rear tandem axle by a 4-velocity automatic transmission. The batteries, recharged by the gasoline cell, aid an electrical-only array of approximately 30 miles. The on-board gasoline – in this situation hydrogen – delivers enough array for a comprehensive day in regional haul programs, Kenworth suggests.
The truck was element of the improvement project supported by $2.1 million in funding less than a larger grant from the U.S. Division of Energy (DOE) Workplace of Energy Performance and Renewable Energy (EERE), with Southern California’s South Coastline Air Top quality Administration District (SCAQMD) currently being the key applicant.
The T680 on exhibit is one of 6 prototype T680 day cab zero or around-zero emissions drayage tractors that will transport freight from the Ports of Los Angeles and Extensive Beach front to warehouses and railyards in the Los Angeles basin.