In early August, Peterbilt delivered two Mannequin 579 electrical automobiles to Quantix to be used within the firm’s drayage operation in its Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, services.
Quantix, which operates within the chemical business, is likely one of the first within the nation to obtain the 579EVs. The corporate has been prepping to obtain these vans for a while. Initially deliberate for supply in December 2021, the vans had been held up attributable to truck backlogs and manufacturing points contributed to by COVID-19 pandemic-induced element shortages.
The absolutely built-in, all-electric 579EV powertrain gives a spread as much as 150 miles. When used together with a really helpful DC fast-charger, the high-energy density battery packs recharge in 3 to 4 hours, making the 579EV excellent for regional haul, drayage, pickup and supply, and final mile operations.
The corporate will use the vans to haul plastic in a drayage operation to the ports of Charleston and Savannah, making three 20-30 mile runs a day with one charging interval after the primary two runs, after which an in a single day cost. Ultimately, Quantix will broaden the vans’ run to 4 per day because the know-how proves itself, firm officers mentioned in an interview with HDT earlier this yr.
“Quantix has very aggressive sustainability targets, and we intend to have 25% of our final mile and drayage fleet powered by various fuels by 2030,” mentioned Chris Ball, Quantix CEO and President, in a press launch.
Quantix fleet contains over 3,000 vans and trailers, which function over 50 terminals and warehousing and packaging services nationwide.
“Between funding in infrastructure, coaching and upkeep in partnership with Peterbilt, we have now the correct help to include these vans most effectively and successfully into our fleet,” added Troy Basso, Quantix VP of Fleet Upkeep.