Peterbilt Motors Company and PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) have partnered to deliver two Model 579EV Day Cabs to Truck King, a trucking company in the Dallas area. The vehicles will be used for local line-haul operations, delivering components for manufacturing companies.
The Model 579EVs will cover daily delivery routes between PACCAR’s Dynacraft facility in McKinney and Peterbilt’s Denton manufacturing plant. This is a suitable route for electrification success, given the operation’s urban environment and range requirements.
Peterbilt’s Model 579EV is known for its smooth and strong acceleration, quiet operation, and superior comfort. “We are committed to customer success and productivity and are pleased that Truck King chose to partner with Peterbilt as their provider of electric trucks. Our integrated approach and ability to offer a full suite of services for electric vehicles, industry-leading service and maintenance is unmatched,” said Jason Skoog, PACCAR vice president and Peterbilt general manager.
The partnership of Peterbilt, PacLease, and Dynacraft allowed them to meet Truck King’s needs, which will ultimately help the company excel and take a step forward in the future adoption of electric vehicle technology. “We are thrilled to partner with Peterbilt and PacLease to incorporate battery electric trucks into our fleet,” said Cole Smith, President and CEO of Truck King. “We look forward to putting these trucks into operation right away and realizing the productivity and benefits associated with EVs.”