Hino to distribute electric tractors

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Updated May 4, 2023
Hino electric trucks
Earlier this year, Hino announced electric versions of its M- and L-series medium-duty trucks.

Hino Trucks will distribute a new electric tractor that will use Hexagon Purus technology on a Hino chassis. 

The zero-emission electric tractor will start production in late 2024. 

"Earlier this year, we debuted two new electric vehicles -- the Hino Class 5 M5e cab over and the Class 6 L6e conventional model," says Glenn Ellis, president of Hino Trucks. "Recent regulations address the need for further reductions in emissions for the transportation sector in the U.S., and will ultimately drive future demand for several classes of zero-emissions commercial vehicles. Our exclusive distribution agreement with Hexagon Purus expands Hino Trucks' capability to distribute BEVs in both the medium- and heavy-duty space as we continue to invest in BEV adoption as the landscape continues to evolve." 

Hino has not yet released specifications for the truck, but says it will see a full day's use on a single charge. 

"Hino has been an important zero-emission technology development partner for Hexagon Purus in North America for several years, and as a development partner in Hino's Battery Electric Vehicle program, we are thrilled to continue building on that strong relationship in the years to come," says Hexagon Purus Executive Vice President Todd Sloan. 

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