TransPower’s ElecTruck™ components are especially well-suited for use in all versions of Class 8 yard tractors, from on and off road warehouse units to 130,000lb port spec tractors. These vehicles, also known as “yard hostlers” or “yard goats,” are used to move heavy trailers short distances, usually within a warehouse, distribution center, or port terminal.
A fleet of 5 T1 ElecTruck™-powered demonstration tractors have been in service since September 2014. TransPower’s tractors have well over 40,000 EV miles in real world uses operating as much as 21 hours and 60 miles between charges depending on the application. TransPower is now supporting Kalmar Ottawa’s T2 tractor platform.
This new generation of electric yard tractors is showing that ElecTruck™-powered tractors can equal or surpass the performance of diesel-powered tractors, while improving the environment and saving thousands of dollars per year in fuel and maintenance costs.
For a detailed description of this application, download this report on the use of the ElecTruck™ systems in yard tractors.