In the Cars movie, Lightning McQueen mistook another truck for his good friend. He was quickly corrected when he was told, “I’m not a Mack. I’m a Peterbilt for dang’s sake”. It is with good reason that the Peterbilt truck didn’t want to be confused with a Mack. Rarely seen on Australian roads, Peterbilt are leaders in custom made heavy vehicles in the US since 1939.
Peterbilt are using CES to showcase the 579EV Zero Emissions Vehicle prime mover. With the ability to tow over 36000kg, the 579 is strong enough for the long distance work that Peterbilt is famous for, but range will be an issue. At this stage, range is limited to a touch over 200km.
Peterbilt are marketing the 579EV as a solution for ports. The stop-start and short distance nature of this kind of work suits the 579EV perfectly. Impressively, it can be recharged in just 4 hours.
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Chris was EFTM’s Motoring Editor for many years, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce.
He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012.
Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers.
Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney’s North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.
He has now left EFTM, and writes freelance and runs his own Facebook Page “Bowen’s Garage”