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Peterbilt to Offer Maxwell Engine Start Module

| August 11, 2015


Peterbilt Motors, a leading designer and manufacturer of premium trucks, will be offering Maxwell Technology’s ultracapacitor-powered Engine Start Module (ESM) on new Model 579 and 567 trucks as a factory-installed option.

The ultracapacitor replaces one traditional battery – reducing weight by up to 60 pounds – and is dedicated to starting the vehicle. This means power is always available to start the vehicle, reducing unplanned downtime and increasing reliability.

According to the Maxwell, “the ultracapacitor is not affected by hotel loads – lights, HVAC, television and other in-cab or sleeper-powered devices – which can drain power during extended use.”

Noted Anthony Gansle, Peterbilt marketing manager of on-highway products, “Our aerodynamic Model 579 and vocational Model 567 equipped with the Maxwell ESM will provide customers with greater confidence that their vehicles will be ready to move when they need to move.”

Maxwell’s ESM uses ultracapacitor technology to improve the performance of engine cranking, helping heavy-duty engines to reliably start in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees to +149 degrees Fahrenheit.

Category: Featured, General Update

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