Foton T5 EV – all-electric truck offering at TruckShowX event,

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Foton T5 EV – all-electric truck offering will be the centre of attention at the new TruckShowX event, set for Cape Schanck in Victoria from May 13-14.

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The sell-out event will draw together the best of the new-energy ecosystem, a core focus area for Foton globally.

Visitors to TruckShowX will be able to experience the next generation of all-electric logistics, with a Foton T5 EV Pantech available for sampling in the drive program, which is set to take in the spectacular roads of the Mornington Peninsula.

Bill Gillespie, Foton Mobility Distribution’s General Manager of Light Duty Vehicles, will also be a guest speaker at the event in conjunction with Revora, specialists in green refrigerated road transport solutions, as a part of a comprehensive roster of special presentations offering insight into the new technology.

“Here at Foton, we can’t wait to get to TruckShowX and showcase our latest technology to an audience looking to expand their understanding of the possibilities now available to the Australian transport sector,” said Gillespie.

The Foton T5 EV is the ONLY all-electric solution available in Australia with a 3,500kg braked towing capacity. Photo by Marc Skinner/The Photo Pitch

“We are particularly excited to be presenting alongside our friends at Revora, who are doing some fantastic work to bring innovations into the marketplace.

“For many final mile applications, EV solutions truly stack up from technical, financial, payload and performance perspectives, which fleets can fully understand when they take the wheel of a Foton T5 EV.

“In the short time we have been available in the Australian market, we have seen an outstanding response to our offering.

“There is a recognised need for new energy solutions, and we are proud to offer a complete package that has been proven around the world.”

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Foton T5 EV

At the heart of the Foton offering at TruckShowX is the Foton T5 EV, which topped the 2023 all-electric sales charts locally with an adaptable package for an array of final applications, including a ready-to-go Australian-made tipper, aluminium work tray, or in dry or refrigerated freight formats.

The model’s leading point of difference is its unique for EV 3,500kg braked towing capacity, making it a practical alternative for municipalities, landscape companies, infrastructure support, construction specialists and more.

Another strength of the Foton T5 EV is its adaptability, with the model available with a rated GVM of 4,500kg for car licence operation or 6,000kg for light rigid licenced drivers, with either option allowing for towing.

Uptime isn’t compromised for the model, with DC fast charging allowing for full recharging in 1.5 hours, or alternatively, the standard 11kW AC onboard charger can fully recharge the drive battery in just 7.2 hours, allowing for overnight turnarounds.

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The T5 EV has a fully loaded range of 180km and offers a full safety suite, including a Low-Speed Pedestrian Warning System, a comprehensive electronic braking and stability support package, dual SRS airbags, reversing radar, and buzzer.

Supported by a nationwide dealer network from Cairns to Perth, all Foton EV trucks are backed by a 5-year/200,000km vehicle warranty and an 8-year/300,000km traction battery warranty.

For additional peace of mind, all Foton trucks are supported by 24/7 roadside assistance provided by industry leader NTI Truck Assist.

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