ABB, Paccar partner on truck chargers

By Mike Brezonick09 February 2022

ABB vehicle chargers ABB and Paccar have announced a partnership to supply advanced charging systems for Paccar fleets in North America and Europe. (Photo: ABB)

ABB is partnering with Paccar, a global supplier of medium- and heavy-duty trucks, to provide Paccar dealers and customers with a range of advanced charging solutions for fleet operations in North America and Europe.

“Pairing ABB, a global leader in fleet electrification, with Paccar, one of the largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks, is a strategic and sustainable partnership that will accelerate e-fleet expansion and adoption as well as reduce carbon and noise emissions in the transportation sector,” said Frank Muehlon, president of ABB’s E-mobility division. “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.”

The batteries used in Peterbilt, Kenworth, DAF CF Electric and LF Electric truck models require on-demand fast charging for the short dwell times of their fleet routes. ABB said its charging systems 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.

“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. “Customers will receive the industry-leading operating efficiency and environmental benefits of Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF zero emissions truck models, combined with ABB’s market-leading EV charging technology.”

Paccar said the partnership will increase operating efficiency and sustainability for its dealer network of 2265 locations in more than 100 countries

To date, ABB said it has sold more than 680,000 electric vehicle chargers in more than 85 markets, including over 30,000 dc fast chargers and 650,000 ac chargers.

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