Hino News

    HINO NEWS-2023/03/17

    Posted on 2023/03/17

    Volvo delivers first heavy electric truck to Africa

    On March 16, Volvo Trucks delivered its first heavy electric truck to Morocco. The customer is the refuse collection company Arma in the city of Rabat, and this is the first heavy battery-electric truck from a global manufacturer to be in commercial operation in Africa.

    The truck is a Volvo FE Electric, one of six all-electric Volvo truck models, already in serial production. By replacing the existing Volvo FE diesel truck with a Volvo FE electric on a typical route, approximately 30 tons of CO2 could be saved every year. (Based on Volvo Trucks press release)


    HINO NEWS-2023/03/09

    Posted on 2023/03/09

    Hino Trucks introduces all-electric Me Series, Le Series trucks in U.S.

    On March 8, Hino Trucks announced it will now offer electric versions of their M- and L- Series medium duty trucks, branded Me Series and Le Series, available in 2024.

    The Hino Class 5 M5e cab over and Class 6 L6e conventional models made their debut during the NTEA Work Truck Show, and come equipped with battery capacities of 138 kWh and 220 kWh respectively.

    Hino Trucks will begin production of these new vehicles integrating SEA Electric's SEA-Drive power system.

    "This strategic collaboration with SEA Electric is part of our plan to provide powertrain options to meet the needs for our customers and markets throughout the United States," said Glenn Ellis, President of Hino Trucks.

    Hino Trucks is building infrastructure to support these trucks with Hino INCLUSEV, a premier portfolio of end-to-end electric vehicle enablement - exclusively available through Hino's nationwide dealer network.

    A Toyota Group Company, Hino Trucks manufactures, sells, and services a lineup of Class 4-8 commercial trucks in the U.S. (Hino Trucks press release on March 8, 2023)


    HINO NEWS-2022/02/24

    Posted on 2023/02/24

    British start-up Watt Electric Vehicles presents electric light commercial vehicle platform

    On February 16, Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC), presented a unique lightweight, and efficient chassis-cab product set to provide the foundation for next-generation electric light commercial vehicles. Designed for the production of up to 5,000 vehicles per annum, the 3.5-tonne cab and chassis unit, codenamed WATT eCV1, enables a wide range of electric commercial vehicle designs, facilitating mission-specific models which meet customers particular fleet requirements.

    The eCV1 uses proprietary PACES architecture, a cost-effective modular electric vehicle platform. PACES comply with ISO regulations and exceed stringent European Small Series Type Approval safety standards. The intrinsically lightweight PACES architecture results in a chassis cab with a kerb weight of just 1,750kg, delivering class-leading payload and range in the 3.5t and 4.25t segments.

    Its cell-to-chassis system means batteries are integrated into the primary structure (rather than having a separate battery pack), thus optimizing stiffness, minimizing weight, and maximizing payload. The eCV1 range features a central driving position which allows a safer kerbside exit for the operator, on whichever side of the road the vehicle is driving or parked on. (Based on Watt Electric Vehicle Company press release)