Peterbilt 579 Natural Gas Engine Option

Does the Peterbilt 579 offer an alternative fuel option?

The versatility of the Peterbilt 579 is one of the key factors that has made it one of the most-popular trucks in the on-highway market. More and more fleet owners are turning to alternative fuel sources, and the 579 has adapted as well. Let’s see if the Peterbilt 579 offer an alternative fuel option.

Cummings Natural Gas Engine

The Peterbilt 579 can be equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine. This engine is powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), and complies with all EPA 2013 and CARB emission regulations.

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Performance numbers on the engine are not lacking. The CNG engine is available with ratings of 320-400 horsepower and 1,150-1,450 pound-feet of torque.

Peterbilt Alternative Fuel Lineup

The CNG variant of the Model 579 is just one of the alternative fuel vehicles offered by Peterbilt. The company’s lineup of alternative fuel vehicles includes versions of the Peterbilt 579, 567, 365, and 520.

Alternative fuel models like these demonstrate Peterbilt’s commitment to environmentally conscious trucks. Peterbilt is working to develop vehicles that utilize CNG, liquid natural gas (LNG) and electric hybrid engines, and maintain the impressive standard for performance Peterbilt has set.

Allstate Peterbilt Group offers many of these capable trucks from the Peterbilt lineup. Interested parties can find their nearest Allstate Peterbilt Group location right here on our website, as well as view our inventory of new and used trucks.