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March 15, 2023

Foton PH Is First To Offer All Electric Truck In The Philippines For P 3.6-Million

In celebration of its 16th anniversary in the Philippine market, Foton Motor Philippines Incorporated introduces the first-ever all-electric light-duty truck in the country: the Tornado EV.

“Foton Motor Philippines has always strived to be at the forefront of mobility solutions. We were the first Chinese automotive brand to break into the Top 10 in the Philippine market—way before other Chinese brands even entered the country. And now, we’ve rolled out yet another game-changer in the Foton Tornado EV,” said Foton Philippines General Manager Levy Santos.

Like the latest electric vehicles, the Foton Tornado EV 4x2 utilizes a permanent magnet synchronous motor with peak outputs of 154 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque, enough to accelerate the electric truck from zero to 50 km/h in just 9 seconds and reach a top speed of 90 km/h. Driving range on a full charge is 208 kilometers (using the global WLTP standards) while charging may be done via AC or DC charger (2 to 4 hours on DC and 12 hours on AC from 20 to 100 percent charge).

The braking system is traditional hydraulic for ease of maintenance and repairs. The truck’s gradeability—the steepest hill a truck can climb using maximum torque at the lowest gear—is an impressive 20 percent.

The Foton Tornado EV has a GVW of 6,000 kilograms with a load mass of 3,600 kilograms and a curb weight of 2,400 kilograms. It measures 5,960 x 1.925 x 2,260 mm on a 3,360 mm wheelbase.

Comfort, convenience, and safety features include ABS, EBD, an air conditioning system, multimedia (MP3/aux/USB) audio system, adjustable steering wheel, power windows, central locking with remote key, reverse sensor, among many others.

Foton’s new GM, who is a veteran executive with the company, also described the aim of the brand to shift Filipino businesses to achieving a zero-cost strategy on fuel, more efficient logistics, reduced operating costs, and increased environmental awareness, while enjoying accessible charging opportunities and excellent aftersales services.

The new Tornado EV cab and chassis is priced at P3.6 million.

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