Werner joins California electric truck testing parade

Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) is joining the parade of zero-emission battery-powered electric truck testing underway in California.

The Omaha, Nebraska-based Top 5 U.S. truckload company will use a Peterbilt 579EV model capable of hauling 80,000 pounds for a year of testing in the Los Angeles area.

Peterbilt, a Paccar Inc. (NASDAQ: PCAR) brand, has several trials of heavy- and medium-duty electric trucks underway, including with Camden, New Jersey-based NFI Industries.

The truck manufacturer showed a lineup of its heavy-duty models equipped with TransPower Inc. power electronics and electronic axle from Meritor Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) in April 2019 at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California.