Kalmar has produced a battery-electric verison of its T2 terminal tractor. Photo: Kalmar

Kalmar has produced a battery-electric verison of its T2 terminal tractor. Photo: Kalmar

Kalmar has produced a fully electric version of its Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor, designed for trailer-handling operations in warehouses, container terminals and other short-distance applications.

"With the regulations relating to vehicle emissions becoming increasingly strict, more and more businesses are seeking alternatives to diesel-powered container and trailer-handling equipment,” said Gina Lopez, vice president, terminal tractors, Kalmar.

Kalmar said the truck features the latest in lithium-ion battery technology, with a fully electric powertrain that produces zero emissions. The truck will be cheaper to run and maintain than a comparable diesel machine, according to the company, thanks to a powertrain with fewer moving parts.

The truck should also have faster servicing and longer intervals between maintenance intervals than a comparable diesel terminal tractor, said Kalmar.

The truck features an on-board inverter charger that allows the machine to be charged during natural work breaks. An advanced battery monitoring system displays the battery charge status and indicates to the driver when a recharge is required.

"With the regulations relating to vehicle emissions becoming increasingly strict, more and more businesses are seeking alternatives to diesel-powered container and trailer-handling equipment,” said Gina Lopez, vice president, terminal tractors, Kalmar.

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