TICO (Terminal Investment Corporation) Manufacturing has started full production of its Pro-Spotter Electric terminal tractor. TICO has partnered with Volvo Penta to integrate their driveline, batteries and e-accessories featured throughout the Volvo Group into the Pro-Spotter Electric (EV unit).
TICO has secured its first orders for the model as part of a pre-series run and will deliver its first retail unit in May 2023 with full production commencing later in Q2 of this year.
The latest in TICO innovations, the EV truck combines the power and durability of the TICO Pro-Spotter truck with the proven electric design, reliability, and components of the Volvo Group.
The equipment and technology is backed by a real-time service management platform, integrated battery monitoring service, and dedicated support network, TICO officials said in a press release.
“Volvo Penta has a vision to be a leader in sustainable power solutions, and TICO is a very important part of this transformational journey,” said Darren Tasker, vice president of ndustrial at Volvo Penta North America. “Partnering with TICO on our project to introduce an emission-free, electric terminal tractor leverages Volvo Group technology and Volvo Penta’s experience and full-system approach to the electric driveline—from development to installation—and TICO’s manufacturing capabilities and extensive customer service and support. We are growing and innovating together to secure market position and achieve a technologically advanced powertrain portfolio.”
Company officials say the Pro-Spotter Electric has had strong demo success, including positive operator and end-user feedback on unit performance, drivability, and system packaging.