Hino Trucks, Hexagon Purus partner to distribute battery electric heavy-duty trucks

Hino Trucks, Hexagon Purus partner to distribute battery electric heavy-duty trucks

The companies say this tractor will utilize Hexagon Purus’ zero-emission technology, including battery systems, auxiliary modules, power modules and the vehicle level software.

Hino Trucks has signed a distribution agreement with Hexagon Purus to exclusively distribute a complete battery electric tractor. The companies say this tractor will utilize Hexagon Purus’ zero-emission technology, including battery systems, auxiliary modules, power modules and the vehicle level software, and is developed to operate on Hino’s XL 4×2 tractor cab chassis.

During ACT Expo, Hino Trucks displayed an early development prototype of the vehicle and production of the model tractor is projected to begin the last part of 2024. The company stated in a recent press release that it will be distributed and serviced exclusively through select qualifying dealers within Hino Trucks’ U.S. network.

While production specifications are not yet released, targeted applications are expected to see a full day’s use on a single charge, the companies say.

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