Peterbilt Selects Meritor as Primary Supplier of Integrated Battery Electric Systems for Models 579EV and 520EV

Peterbilt Motors Company announced that they have entered into an agreement with Meritor to be the non-exclusive supplier of electric powertrains for their heavy duty Models 579EV and 520EV battery electric vehicles.

“Peterbilt is leading the charge when it comes to electrification and this agreement with Meritor is just another example of our commitment to battery electric vehicles. With this announcement, we have locked in suppliers for all of our battery-electric model configurations,” said Jason Skoog, PACCAR Vice President and Peterbilt General Manager.

“The opportunity to supply Peterbilt’s 579EV and 520EV with Meritor electric powertrains allows us to partner with an industry leader and continue bringing advanced technologies to market,” said T.J. Reed, vice president of Global Electrification for Meritor. “We have been working with Peterbilt for several years on electric development, and are very pleased to now offer customers 579EV and 520EV vehicles with Meritor electric powertrains.”  

Low volume production will begin in late 2020 for the Model 579EV, followed by the Model 520EV in 2021.

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Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel-efficient solutions, and is recognized as the “Class” of the industry.

In addition to a full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, Peterbilt is Driving Uptime Every Day through a comprehensive array of aftermarket services and programs, including SmartLINQ® remote diagnostics, PACCAR Over-the-Air updates, RapidCheck expedited triage service, and PACCAR Solutions® Service Management. Peterbilt’s 400-plus North American locations offer industry-leading parts availability thanks to automated parts inventory replenishment. Complimentary Customer Assistance is available 24/7/365 through 1-800-4-PETERBILT.

For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com. Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.