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Kalmar Introduces New Electric Terminal Tractor Driveline Technology

Kalmar Introduces New Electric Terminal Tractor Driveline Technology
Danny Gill

Kalmar has taken the latest step towards its goal to offer the whole equipment portfolio as electrically powered options by 2021 with the announcement of Cummins as the electrification solution provider for its terminal tractor offering.

The Kalmar Electric Terminal Tractor that is due to be launched in 2020 will be equipped with a 107 kWh lithium-ion battery capable of DC fast charge. This means that operators will be able to take advantage of opportunity charging during shift breaks. To maintain battery life, a thermal management system keeps it within the optimal temperature range, enabling the machine to operate in a range of climates. The Cummins driveline solution eliminates the need for a transmission on a terminal tractor, simplifying the overall system and reducing maintenance needs.

Cummins will provide powertrain technology, including the batteries, for the Kalmar Electric Terminal Tractor (KT2E). Kalmar has already launched the fully electric Kalmar Ottawa electric terminal tractor (OT2E) in the US in 2018. This product joins Kalmar’s growing portfolio of fully electric equipment including both light and medium forklift trucks and Kalmar’s own FastCharge(TM) solution for horizontal equipment including AGV’s, Shuttle and Straddle Carriers.

Kalmar Introduces New Electric Terminal Tractor Driveline TechnologyGina Lopez, Vice President, Terminal Tractors, Kalmar: “In line with our commitment to have a comprehensive electric product portfolio by 2021, we’re delighted to announce that we will be releasing our second electric terminal tractor in 2020 with Cummins as our electrification solution provider. We selected Cummins because of our longstanding co-operation in providing world-class drivetrain platforms, their global reach, and their strong commitment to leading the industry in electrification solutions.”

Julie Furber, Executive Director, Electrified Power, Cummins: “We’re excited to take on the next phase in our journey in providing electric solutions to industrial markets in collaboration with Kalmar. Combining Kalmar’s next-generation terminal tractor platform with our lithium-ion battery expertise and experience in system integration, I look forward to delivering optimised electric powertrain solutions for port and distribution customers.”

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Danny Gill

Danny is a Digital Marketing and Content Creation Manager for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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