Schneider Electric, a company focused on the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has reinforced its partnership with Paccar as they receive a $33 million matching grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to continue the development of its Class 8 Kenworth and Peterbilt battery electric and fuel cell vehicles, along with its vehicle charging stations. As part of this program, Schneider Electric will provide the electric vehicle infrastructure design and microgrid resiliency to support the Paccar SuperTruck 3 program for heavy- and medium-duty trucks in the United States and Canada.
The SuperTruck initiative was launched in 2009 by the DOE to improve heavy-duty truck freight efficiency. Paccar successfully developed Kenworth and Peterbilt vehicles in the prior SuperTruck and SuperTruck 2 programs. By leveraging strengths with microgrid and digital energy technology, Schneider Electric will help Paccar deliver power systems solutions that benefit their customers and the environment.
SuperTruck 3 is a DOE initiative to develop zero emissions medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Paccar received a $33 million matching grant for the highly selective program.