Kenworth has announced an order for 185 hybrid trucks from Coca-Cola, the truck manufacturer\'s largest-ever truck order.
Kenworth has announced an order for 185 hybrid trucks from Coca-Cola, the truck manufacturer’s largest-ever hybrid truck order.. Click image to enlarge

Kirkland, Washington – Kenworth has announced an order for 185 hybrid trucks from Coca-Cola, the truck manufacturer’s largest-ever hybrid truck order. The 150 diesel-electric tractors and 35 hybrid trucks will be on the road this year.

The Kenworth T370 tractors, rated at 55,000 lb GCW, are the largest hybrid delivery trucks on the road in North America.

Coca-Cola uses the tractors as its standard bulk delivery truck for large deliveries, and plans to deploy them in 20 cities, including Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. The hybrid trucks, rated at 33,000 lb GVW, will be used in 10 U.S. cities, joining the existing fleet of 120 Kenworth 12-bay hybrid delivery trucks.

“The Kenworth hybrids are performing well, with a more than 30 per cent improvement in both fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions, compared to standard beverage delivery trucks,” said Gary Kapusta, vice-president of indirect procurement at Coca-Cola. He said the company operates the largest hybrid fleet in North America.

The tractors use a PACCAR PX-6 engine, rated up to 280 horsepower and 660 lb-ft of torque, with an Eaton diesel-electric hybrid power system and 340-volt lithium-ion battery pack. Depending on requirements, the trucks can operate on electric only, combined diesel and electric, or diesel-only mode.

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