T270 / T370 Hybrid

Fleets looking to conserve fuel and reduce their environmental footprint finally have quality, custom-built, fully-integrated and proven hybrid alternatives to conventional diesel powered trucks. The Kenworth T270 is a true Class 6 vehicle, rated at 26,000 lbs GVW. Available as a straight truck, the T270 can be configured for non-CDL operation to broaden your pool of drivers. The T370, as a straight truck or tractor, offers a GVW range from 26,001 to 33,000 lbs. Both models offer impressive fuel saving benefits – up to 30 percent in pickup and delivery applications and up to 50 percent in utility operations. The hybrids are powered by the PACCAR PX-6 engine and feature an integral transmission-mounted motor/generator, a frame-mounted 340-volt battery pack and a dedicated power management system. The PACCAR PX-6 engine offers the highest power to weight ratio in the industry. Advanced powertrain controls 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 – encouraging maximum fuel economy. Kenworth hybrids are a smart and responsible business decision. In addition to offering substantial fuel savings and an enhanced “green” public image, these vehicles reduce emissions, engine idling and noise significantly – benefiting fleets that operate in neighborhoods and noncontainment areas. Purchasers may also qualify for a maximum U. S. federal tax credit of $6,000 (Class 6) and $12,000 (Class 7) to help offset this new technology. Other state and local government authorities may also offer additional incentives.in