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Kenworth brochure features new medium-duty hybrids for pickup and delivery, utility applications

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Kenworth is now offering a brochure on its new T270 and T370 diesel-electric hybrid trucks.


Kenworth's new brochure.
Kenworth's new brochure.

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth is now offering a brochure on its new T270 and T370 diesel-electric hybrid trucks.

Kenworth’s goal is to enhance fuel economy by up to 30% in pickup and delivery applications and up to 50% in utility operations.

Purchasers of Kenworth hybrids equipped with a PACCAR PX-6 engine and the Eaton hybrid system, may qualify for a maximum federal tax credit of $6,000 (Class 6) and $12,000 (Class 7).

The Kenworth hybrids use an integral transmission-mounted motor/generator; frame-mounted 340-volt, lithium-ion battery pack; and dedicated power management system. Advanced powertrain controls are designed to monitor driving conditions and automatically select the ideal power mode, smoothly switching among electric only, combined diesel and electric, and diesel only power modes. Electricity generated through regenerative braking is stored and used for acceleration, assisting the diesel engine. The hybrid system is monitored through a dash display. As the power requirements for different driving conditions change, the screen constantly updates the driver on system status, the company said.

The Kenworth T270 and T370 hybrids are equipped with a PACCAR PX-6 engine rated up to 300 hp and 620 lb-ft of torque and an Eaton synchronized 6-speed UltraShift transmission.

The brochure is available at www.kenworth.com.


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