GREER, SC - Benore Logistic Systems, Inc., an asset-based supply chain services company headquartered in Michigan, is announcing the purchase of their first Peterbilt Model 579 Electric Vehicle (EV) to be added to their fleet.
Benore continues making investments to meet its goal for emission reduction and climate protection. Benore views it as their responsibility to contribute to protecting our planet and to reduce their carbon footprint. Technology plays a critical role in the organization. In order to provide superior service to their customers, Benore constantly challenges the status quo in everything they do.
The long-standing relationship between PACCAR and Benore made it very easy to select the Peterbilt Model 579EV as the first EV tractor to join the fleet. The state-of-the-art technology found in the battery packs provide a range of up to 150 miles and when used in conjunction with a recommended DC fast-charger, the high-energy density battery packs recharge in 3-4 hours.
Benore operates a large fleet of Peterbilt diesel tractors today. “We are proud to be part of this journey towards a cleaner future. Implementing the Peterbilt EVs will be a quick adjustment for our drivers, as they are very familiar with the diesel version of the vehicle,” said President and Owner, Jeffery Benore.
To prepare for the delivery of their Peterbilt 579EV, Benore has been running a 579EV demonstration unit on routes in their South Carolina network since mid-May. Benore’s long-time business partner, BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC, is making a significant contribution with their installation of a high-capacity electric charger at their US plant. These early routes will provide Benore with valuable insights into the performance of Class 8 electric trucks. All the information gained thereby will help Benore accelerate its transition to an electric fleet. An innovative plan has been developed to ensure that the charging time required will not impact the delivery schedule to their customers. Working with new technology can be a challenge, but Benore has invested resources to accomplish this future goal.
The Model 579EV demonstration unit being used by Benore is part of a California Air Resources Board (CARB) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Zero Emission Drayage Truck Demonstration Project, funded by the California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities and the SCAQMD’s Clean Fuels Fund through a $6 million contribution towards the project. Data from the Benore demonstration will further data collection and unique duty cycle performance information for the grant project.
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