The zero emissions Kenworth T680E battery electric vehicle is eligible for a base $120,000 voucher incentive available to qualifying California purchasers from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Kenworth Truck Company announced Monday.
The significant financial incentive is offered through the 2022 CARB Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). In addition, drayage fleets may receive $150,000 vouchers through HVIP toward their Kenworth T680E purchases. The program also offers a 15 percent Disadvantaged Community (DAC) bonus voucher for qualifying vehicles domiciled in a disadvantaged community, Kenworth says.
HVIP is part of 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.
Designed for pickup and delivery, regional haul and drayage applications, Kenworth says the T680E is available as a day cab as either a tractor or straight truck in a 6x4 axle configuration. The model is offered in an 82,000 lb., gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). The T680E is equipped with 536 hp continuous power and up to 670 hp peak power and 1,623 lb.-ft. of torque and has a top speed of 70 mph.
The zero emissions T680E has an estimated operating range of 150 miles, depending on application. The Class 8 battery electric vehicle utilizes the industry standard SAE CCS1 charge port, can be fully charged in approximately three hours, and features Meritor’s Blue Horizon 14Xe™ tandem electric powertrain, the company adds.