The Kenworth T680E is designed for a gross vehicle weight rating of 82,000 pounds (approximately 37 tons). The Kenworth T680E has a Meritor powertrain and offers 400 kW of continuous peak power or 500 kW.
Kenworth T680E is equipped with a battery that has a capacity of 396 kWh. With the battery, the truck is claimed to have a range of about 150 miles (240 kilometers). The battery itself can be charged up to 120 kW. Charging using the CCS1 DC fast charging port, the T680E can be fully charged in about three hours.
The Kenworth T680E is designed for pick-up, delivery, regional transportation and freight forwarding. The Kenworth T680E is available as a tractor with a day cab or as a pure truck in a 6×4 axle configuration. The Kenworth T680E has a top speed of 65 mph (approximately 104 km/h).
Kenworth presented a small electric truck variant at CES 2020. The powertrain for this BEV comes from supplier Dana. Sales of the K270E (Class 6) and K370E (Class 7), which are part of the company’s Driving To Zero Emissions Initiative program, began in September 2020.
The program also includes a new EV charging station, as the company describes. These are from PACCAR Parts and have output power from 20 kW to 350 kW. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.