The Kenworth K270E Class 6 and K370E Class 7 battery electric vehicles are eligible for a base $85,000 voucher incentive available to qualifying California purchasers from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
The financial incentive is offered through the 2022 CARB Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). In addition, the program offers a 15% Disadvantaged Community (DAC) bonus voucher for qualifying vehicles domiciled in a disadvantaged community.
HVIP is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthens the economy, and improves public health and the environment particularly in disadvantaged communities.
The Kenworth K270E and K370E battery electric vehicles offer direct-drive motors rated at 355 hp for the K270E and 469 hp for the K370E. The electric powertrain is available with high-density battery packs of 141kWh, 209kWh and 282kWh that deliver up to a 100-, 150- and 200-mile range, respectively.
The new models use a DC fast-charging system capable of fast re-charge in as quick as one-hour, which make the Kenworth K270E and K370E cabovers ideal for local pickup and delivery, as well as short regional haul operations. End-of-shift and overnight AC charging is also offered.
For more information, visit the CARB HVIP website. The site offers direct links to information on the Kenworth K270E and Kenworth K370E. The HVIP program anticipates accepting new voucher requests soon. Kenworth dealers across the country are taking orders now from fleets with California operations and will be ready to apply for funding when HVIP opens this year.
In addition to the K270E and K370E, the Kenworth Driving To Zero Emissions initiative incorporates the Class 8 Kenworth T680E and new EV charging stations.