Washington State’s most populous King County with more than 2.2 million residents, recently received a first look at its new Kenworth T680E battery electric vehicle at the Kenworth Renton manufacturing plant. King County’s Solid Waste Division will operate the Kenworth T680E to transfer refuse from the county’s Recycling and Transfer Station in Enumclaw to the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. King County purchased the Class 8 Kenworth battery electric vehicle through Papé Kenworth Northwest SeaTac.The T680E is designed for pickup and delivery, regional haul and drayage applications, and is available as day cab as either a tractor or straight truck. The T680E has an 82,000 pound gross vehicle weight rating and estimated 150-mile operating range, depending on application.King County also purchased a PACCAR charger rated at 120 kW to support T680E recharging. PACCAR Parts distributes electric vehicle charging stations that maximize coverage over a full range of Kenworth electric vehicles, with output power from 20 kilowatts to 350 kW.