Offers Kenworth Battery Electric Truck Models
With the advent of electric trucks becoming a reality, PacLease is finding high interest from customers wanting to explore going green by leasing Kenworth medium duty cabover and class 8 battery-electric trucks.
“It’s been a very positive reaction,” said Mike Willey, PacLease’s assistant general manager. “By being able to offer the full package – the trucks, financing, and maintenance – along with charging stations through PACCAR’s collaboration with Schneider Electric and Faith Technologies – we can offer a turnkey package. A lease program with PacLease provides a great way to experience zero emission trucks for an all-inclusive lease payment.”
PacLease offers Class 6 and 7 Kenworth K270E and K370E, and the class 8 Kenworth T680E. The K270E and K370E features energy dense battery packs, and depending on the direct drive motor selected (355hp or 469hp) deliver between 100 and 200 miles on a full charge. Recharging can take as little as an hour. The zero-emission Kenworth T680E is equipped with 536 hp continuous power and up to 670 hp peak power and offers an estimated operating range of 150 miles with an estimated 3.3-hour charging time.
According to Willey, each new lease is very customizable with flexible lease terms up to 6 years. “We’re here to consult with our customers – from finding any state or federal grant money that might be available, to selecting the right truck and specs for the route intended, to placement of the charging stations,” he said. “Our customers don’t have to go-it-alone – we’re here to make it all work seamlessly. We don’t simply lease the trucks; we lease the program to ensure it all comes together without headaches down the road.”
Willey said PacLease is finding a growing number of customers that are looking to go green and want to put their toe in the water to see how the trucks work, and see if electric trucks can be a part of their future. “We feel the best way to do that is with a Full Service Lease program from PacLease. It simplifies the process and ensures uptime with a fine-tuned maintenance program. We will work closely with our customers to ensure their entry into the electric truck era is a success.”
The E-trucks can be used in a variety of applications, “Like all of our trucks through PacLease, custom spec’ing allows us to match the right truck configuration with our customers’ application,” said Willey. “It’s no different with our battery electric Kenworth models – they are built with the same rigorous quality standards of their diesel brethren. We’re excited to begin leasing battery electric Kenworth trucks – the future is here.”