Kenworth shows off T680E at Las Vegas tech exhibition

Paccar brings its A-game to CES 2022 in Las Vegas

Kenworth shows off T680E at Las Vegas tech exhibition
Kenworth T680E


Alongside everything from bionic prostheses to automated kitty-litter trays, Paccar showcased its latest hi-tech truck offerings at the world's biggest consumer electrctronic expo, the annual CES in Las Vegas.

Paccar brought three trucks to the event, in the form of a battery electric Kenworth T680E along with its Paccar battery charger; the DAF XG+, which recently was honored as International Truck of the Year 2022, featuring state-of-the-art connected services; and a Peterbilt Model 579 equipped with the Aurora self-driving system.  

The Kenworth T680E was the star of the display with Paccar saying the battery electric truck shows its commitment to providing zero-emission commercial vehicles for its customers.

"The T680E’s range of 150 miles [250km] and fast charge time using Paccar’s battery charging solution are optimised for regional haul and urban distribution applications." Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice presidentKevin Baney said.

Read more about the electric Kenworth T680E, here

The DAF XG+ features a 10 per cent fuel efficiency gain, new aerodynamic design, large interior space, side view cameras, advanced driver assistance technology and Paccar Connect, a state-of-the-art global connected truck platform.

"Paccar Connect will enhance our customers’ experience by providing robust data security, over the air software updates, and advanced fleet management tools, while enabling customers to cost effectively integrate their existing fleet management systems and applications," DAF president Harry Wolters said. 

The Peterbilt 579 is equipped with Paccar’s autonomous enabling technology and configured with the self-driving system developed by Aurora, a leading self-driving technology company.

"Paccar’s partnership with Aurora will benefit our over the road customers with enhanced safety and efficiency," Paccar chief technology officer John Rich said.

"Paccar is investing in next-generation technologies across its portfolio of transportation solutions. We are delighted to return to CES to showcase Paccar’s innovative electric, connected and autonomous trucks."

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