Daimler to launch India’s first electric truck
Daimler a heavy-duty truck and bus manufacturer is planning to launch India’s first electric truck. The company makes medium and heavy trucks and buses under the BharatBenz and Fuso brand and also expanded its portfolio with the country’s first-ever Euro-V compliant special edition truck.
It is scheduled to have an event next year called ‘Future Mobility’. The company will reveal its plans for the electric truck at the event. At the FICCI annual general meeting, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said “I had an interaction with the managing director of Mercedes-Benz. He was telling me they are planning to launch an electric truck.”
Daimler is looking to launch a fully electric truck in 2021 for the international market. Its first all-electric truck is the light-duty Fuso eCanter and its second-generation version will be launched next year. The eCanter has a driving range of 100 km and can carry a payload of up to 3,200 kg.
Daimler is the only company to launch Bharat Stage 5 (BS-V) trucks in India even when there was no such need as the manufacturers were asked to skip the BS-V and jump from BS-IV to BS-VI.
The company could get the first-mover advantage for electric trucks as many manufacturers have not shown much interest in electric trucks. However, we can see there are several commercial vehicle makers have launched fully electric buses on Indian roads.
Ford building most advanced factory for electric truck
Ford Motor Co has unveiled the high-tech factory that will produce the electric truck which uses self-driving transport sleds and robots collaborating with human workers. The new electric vehicle manufacturing operation is 500,000-square-foot at the historic Ford Rouge Center. It will provide 300 new jobs to support battery assembly and production of hybrid and battery-electric versions of its profit-rich F-150 pick-up truck.
According to Blue Oval, the launch of the first battery-electric version of the truck will be in mid-2022. Till now its launching production of the next-generation F-150.
Tata Motors launched its first commercial electric truck
Tata Motors has unveiled its first-ever commercial electric truck, Ultra T.7 Electric at Auto Expo 2020. It is the latest product from the company in the ILCV (intermediate and light commercial vehicle) segment under the world-class vehicle range of Ultra Platform. Let us see in detail about Tata Motors first commercial electric truck.
The Ultra T.7 electric truck is specifically developed for Indian roads, redefining and transforming the transportation industry in India. It is India’s first-ever intermediate commercial electric truck. It is tough, modern and stylish city truck.
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