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Cargotec presents world’s first electric skiploader

16 November 2017 #CV Sector #News #TNB News #Tractor #Trailer

Hiab, part of the Cargotec group, displayed the world’s first electric skiploader at the Freight in the City Expo in London.

Developed in conjunction with Dutch electric vehicle manufacturer EMOSS, the fully electric vehicle matches the load handling capability of an equivalent diesel skiploader truck. It features the latest generation MULTILIFT Futura 12 skiploader and an electric Power Take-Off solution (ePTO), ensuring zero emissions and significantly reduced noise levels during operation.

“Rules and regulations to limit noise and exhaust emissions have already been established in some cities. Congestion charges are already a reality, and additional fees for exhaust emissions are likely to be set in the near future” commented Henri Janhonen, Director, Sales and Product Business Management for Demountables at Hiab. “Furthermore, limitations exist for nigEmissions (noise or pollution). These limitations will steer truck operators towards the usage of electric vehicles in densely populated areas. At Hiab, we want to be fully prepared for the growing popularity of electric trucks, and also be the preferred partner for load handling solutions in the future.”

Hiab also presented the HIAB loader crane with an ePTO as well as the MOFFETT E-Series truck-mounted forklift, the world’s first lithium-ion powered truck-mounted forklift which is completely emission-free. Hiab, together with its UK-based customer Pets at Home, has recently been awarded the Noise Abatement Society’s Quiet Logistics Award, also known as the ‘Noise Oscars’, for their partnership in reducing noise with out-of-hours deliveries, due in part to the near-silent operation of the MOFFETT E-Series.

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