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May 31, 2023

Look: Logistics Company DB Schenker Takes Delivery Of Foton EV Truck

DB Schenker Philippines, the local arm of 150-year-old German firm DB Schenker, a world leader in logistics solutions and supply chain management, has taken delivery of the country’s first commercially available fully electric truck, the Foton Tornado 3.6 EV Truck.

The Foton Tornado 3.6 EV (in cab and chassis form) is priced at P3.6 million.

“We at Foton Motor Philippines are thrilled to have been chosen by DB Schenker Philippines to be the provider of their first fully electric truck, the Foton Tornado 3.6 EV Truck. It is an honor for us to be an integral part of this game-changing partnership,” said Foton Philippines General Manager Levy Santos.

Using the same EV technology found in high-end electric cars and SUVs, the Foton Tornado 3.6 EV utilizes a permanent-magnet synchronous motor with peak outputs of 154 horsepower and 300 Nm, 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 percent 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 3.6 EV Truck has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 6,000 kilograms with a payload of 3,600 kilograms, and a curb weight of 2,400 kilograms. It measures 5,960 x 1,925 x 2,260 mm (LxWxH) and has a 3,360 mm wheelbase.

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

“It is Foton Motor Philippines’ aim to help Filipino businesses achieve a zero-cost strategy on fuel, experience more efficient logistics, lower operating costs, and reduced carbon footprint, while enjoying accessible charging opportunities and excellent aftersales services,” added Santos.

Distributed in the Philippines by Foton Motor Philippines, Inc., Foton aims to lead the electrification of commercial mobility in the country.

1 comment:

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