BAIE-D’URFE, Quebec – Kenworth Truck Company today announced that Camionnage CP is the first company in Canada to order the zero-emissions Kenworth T680E battery electric vehicle.
Camionnage CP is a leading transport, storage, distribution, and fulfillment company serving the greater Montreal area. The Baie-D’Urfe, Quebec-based fleet will use the Kenworth T680E model in drayage operations to transfer goods from the Port of Montreal to area warehouses.
“Camionnage CP is committed to reducing our emissions and creating a more sustainable future for generations to come,” said Martin Moisan, Camionnage CP co-owner. “We’re proud to be an early adopter of the Kenworth T680E and look forward to operating battery-electric vehicles that will help cut our carbon footprint.” The initial order is for one T680E.
“This is an important moment in Quebec as we move toward battery electric vehicles in the trucking industry. We appreciate the leadership role of Camionnage CP in this effort,” said Mike Parent, general manager of selling dealer Kenworth Montreal in Saint-Laurent, Quebec.
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“We take pride in Camionnage CP’s decision to add the Kenworth T680E and look forward to supporting the company’s journey to electrify its fleet,” said Kevin Baney, Kenworth general manager, and PACCAR vice president.
Designed for pickup and delivery, regional haul, and drayage applications, the T680E is available as a day cab as either a tractor or straight truck in a 6×4 axle configuration. The new model is offered in 54,000 lb. and 82,000 lb. gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR).
The Kenworth 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 vehicle has an operating range of up to 150 miles, depending on the application. The T680E uses the industry-standard SAE CCS1 charge port and can be fully charged in as little as three hours. Kenworth’s Class 8 battery-electric vehicle features Meritor’s Blue Horizon 14Xe™ tandem electric powertrain with smooth shifting and operation.
In addition to the T680E, the current comprehensive Kenworth “Driving to Zero Emissions™” program features the medium-duty Kenworth K270E and K370E battery electric vehicles, which also are available for order.