Peterbilt Unveils SuperTruck II

November 3, 2022
the interior of the peterbillt supertruck II

With so many breathtaking trucks at the truck show, it takes something truly extraordinary to catch people’s attention at the American Trucking Association’s conference. But, Peterbilt did just that.

Peterbilt Motors Co. displayed its cutting-edge technology vehicles to the public for the first time at the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE) show in San Diego, Calif. The new SuperTruck II demonstrator vehicle was among those showcased.

New Features

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The new SuperTruck II comes with several design upgrades to enhance overall performance, including an aerodynamic shape, a center drive position for better visibility, a right-hand entry stand-up door, pop-out windows, and cameras in place of mirrors. Additionally, the truck features custom tires and wheels.

  • Center Drive Position for better visibility
  • Right-hand entry stand-up door
  • Pop-out windows.
  • Cameras in place of mirrors
  • Custom tires and wheels.

In addition to its great design, the SuperTruck II has superior features that make it the truck of tomorrow.

  • Mild Hybrid Powertrain
  • Waste Heat Recovery System
  • A Lightweight Chassis for Improved Fuel Economy

The split-level integral cab and sleeper have a large, wrap-around dash with plenty of space for 15-in. digital gauges and critical vehicle data. The additional display is perfect for HVAC, infotainment, and navigation controls while the articulated seat makes it easy to rotate left or right when you need to get up from the desk.

Truck Drivers will appreciate the thought that went into the design of the Peterbilt SuperTruck II cab design.

Learn about the improved fuel efficiency of the Peterbilt SuperTruck II.

Improved Efficiency

Class 8 vehicles are used to transport freight via long-haul trips, and the goal of the SuperTruck II program is to improve their efficiency.

The goal of the program is to develop powertrain systems and vehicle technologies that are advanced, highly efficient, and meet emissions requirements, and Class 8 tractor-trailer regulatory requirements.

Not only will using this engine system improve fuel efficiency and reduce petroleum usage, but it will also result in a significant reduction of GHG emissions.

Peterbilt’s booth featured many innovative and captivating trucks, one of which was the Model 579 that came equipped with the L4 advanced autonomous Aurora Driver.

Aurora is road-testing the fourth software generation of the Aurora Driver with customers in Texas.

Aurora’s suite of next-generation sensors includes high-resolution custom cameras with a nearly 360-degree field of view, FirstLight lidar that can track and measure the velocity of moving objects, and imaging radar that provides full coverage in challenging weather conditions.

The company continues to refine its hardware kit for commercialization.

Although Peterbilt announced the SuperTruck II at the conference there was still one missing piece to their lineup.

Battery Electric Model 579EV

Peterbilt’s new battery-electric Model 579EV is the missing piece to their American Trucking Association display. With regional haul, drayage, pickup, and delivery, as well as last-mile operations in mind, this emissions-free performance machine was designed for optimal results. Its 150-mile range can be recharged quickly within three hours., making it a perfect choice for businesses who want an eco-friendly yet practical solution.

Peterbilt understands that the market is ever-changing and that’s why they have designed a wide lineup of electric vehicles. They have three configurations available for regional haul, pickup, delivery, and refuse applications.

The Peterbilt team strives to always give excellent customer service and support, especially for those who are adding EVs to their fleet. They will help you identify the best configuration for your operations, locate available incentives, and choose from their PACCAR chargers and infrastructure solutions.

Peterbilt’s new SuperTruck II demonstrator vehicle, which was on display this week at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE) in San Diego, was pretty spectacular.

The SuperTruck II program, initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nearly 8 years ago, has the goal of improving long-haul Class 8 vehicle freight efficiency by focusing on advanced, highly efficient powertrain systems and vehicle technologies that would meet prevailing emissions and Class 8 tractor-trailer vehicle safety and regulatory requirements. The response to the SuperTruck II program at last month’s American Trucking Association conference was wildly supportive of Peterbilt’s announcement.

Peterbilt is a company chosen for safety and technology and the SuperTruck II will take us well into the future.