Hunter Truck Introduces First Peterbilt 579EV Electric Trucks to the Northeast
Hunter Truck is pleased to introduce the first two Peterbilt 579EV Class 8 electric trucks to the Northeastern United States.
“We are proud to partner with Peterbilt and introduce these battery electric trucks to the area,” Hunter Truck President Jeffery Hunter said. “This is a milestone for Hunter Truck, Peterbilt, and zero emissions technology. We look forward to sharing the benefits of these vehicles with our customers, our communities, and the environment.”
Part of Peterbilt’s newest line of alternative powertrains, the 579EV boasts zero emissions, high-performance, efficient operation, and lower overall maintenance.
The Peterbilt 579EV is outfitted with a battery-electric drive system that uses the energy stored in large packs of thermally managed lithium iron phosphate batteries to meet propulsion and other power requirements. It features a 400 kilowatt-hour battery, 150 mile range, Mertitor eAxle powertrain and much more.
Hunter Truck recorded a full walk-around video of this truck, view it below:
These two zero-emissions Peterbilt’s were purchased by Current Trucking, a green energy focused and environmentally conscious organization. Learn more about Current’s mission on their website.
Current has an extensive background in clean energy, and a notable presence in utility scale wind farm construction. These two new Peterbilt 579EVs will support their expansion into electric heavy commercial hauling solutions for leasing and rental applications.
“The team at Current Trucking has an exciting vision for the future of the transportation industry. Hunter Truck and Peterbilt’s partnership helped make that vision a reality. Together, we were able to provide resources and support to ensure a smooth sales process for Current. I am excited about the future”, said Paul Fehn, truck sales professional at Hunter Truck – Clarksburg who facilitated the order.
The purchase of these two Peterbilt 579EVs is supported with $300,000 through the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP), administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and their support of clean trucking technology.
Doreen M. Harris President and CEO of NYSERDA said, “NYSERDA is proud to support Current’s purchase of these two new all-electric trucks, through Hunter Truck, offering the Northeast a new green option for heavy duty transport. These zero-emission trucks will lower pollution from transportation emissions as they travel throughout the region, improving air quality and helping communities become cleaner and healthier places to live, work, and do business.”
NYSERDA administers the NYTVIP in partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The $58.3 million NYTVIP program, makes it easier for municipal fleets to adopt clean vehicle technologies while removing the oldest, dirtiest diesel engines from New York roads. It is funded by $48.3 million from the state’s federal allocation from the Volkswagen settlement, and approximately $10 million in federal funds allocated to the New York State Department of Transportation. Learn more about NYSERDA’s mission on their website.
Check out Peterbilt’s video covering the full details of the new 579EV:
Left to Right: Paul Fehn of Hunter Truck, Dan Boyd of Current Trucking, and Giuseppe Perniciaro of Current Trucking standing in front of their new Peterbilt 579 EV.