Kalmar electric tractor tackles emissions at source

The Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor features the latest in Lithium-ion battery technology The Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor features the latest in Lithium-ion battery technology
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Kalmar is introducing an electric version of its popular Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor which will help operators cut emissions at source.

The Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor features the latest in Lithium-ion battery technology and is designed for trailer-handling operations in dispersed warehouses, container terminals and other applications where short-distance highway travel 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.

“We have used our decades of knowledge and experience in delivering reliable, cost-efficient terminal tractors to create a solution that will benefit our customers' bottom line and improve their productivity, while enhancing their sustainability credentials at the same time."

Growing demand

Ms Lopez said that the Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor is designed to meet the growing demand for electrically powered solutions, with a powertrain that is not only much cheaper to run than a comparable diesel machine, but which is also easier to operate and maintain.

The electric powertrain offers smoother acceleration and more power at the top end compared to a diesel-powered machine, enabling drivers to feel more in control.

It also generates less noise, vibrations and heat - and importantly no fumes - making the cabin a much healthier and more comfortable working environment.

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

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