ABB has announced a new partnership with Paccar, a commercial vehicle maker, to provide dealers and their customers with a range of charging solutions in North America and Europe.
Paccar manufactures medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, including the Peterbilt, Kenworth, and DAF brands. Under the new agreement, Paccar Parts, an independent division of Paccar, will offer ABB charging stations ranging from 20 to 350 kW for the entire model range of Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF electric vehicles.
Said vehicles require on-demand fast charging for the short dwell times of their fleet routes, explains ABB. The company added their charging systems would help optimize fleet charging with high-power, quick charge breaks or lower power, load-managed overnight charging for longer-haul routes and last-mile delivery. Their EV chargers can be purchased from Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF dealers.
“We are pleased to partner with ABB to bring this outstanding solution to our customers and dealers on a global scale,” said John Rich, PACCAR Chief Technology Officer.
Frank Muehlon, President of ABB’s E-mobility division, added, “Like PACCAR, ABB sees tremendous opportunity in electrifying the trucking industry and is committed to delivering safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions for fleet charging.”
What is more, it is not the first time the companies have worked together, however indirectly. In May 2021, DAF Trucks reportedly announced that it would offer its customers a complete range of charging stations with outputs from 20 kW to 350 kW from Paccar. These were not Paccar-manufactured chargers but licensed products, primarily from ABB. The images published for the respective announcements by DAF from May and those issued by ABB today now ABB look very similar.
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