Sydney, Australia, Feb 01, 2023 – An initial order of 6 FOTON T5 Light Duty Electric trucks were delivered to Mainfreight Australia. The trucks were completed to Mainfreight specifications, based on the current T5 cab chassis, and were handed over to Massey Wade, National Brand & Fleet Coordinator at the company’s new Yarrunga St. Prestons Depot in Sydney. The vehicles will be deployed by Mainfreight across four of their Interstate Transport and Warehousing Depots as part of the company’s commitment to sustainability.
Purpose -built as an EV from the ground up, the T5 with dual 4.5t/6t GVM capability is currently the only car licence Electric Truck on the market with ESC as standard alongside its other safety features.
The Federal Member for Werriwa, Anne Stanley MP was present at the handover. Ms. Stanley said, “It is great to see companies like Mainfreight partnering with Foton Mobility in adopting zero emissions electric vehicles in running their business”.
“Moves like this help build market confidence in the technology and hopefully soon we will see more zero emissions delivery vehicles deployed widely across the Australian economy”.
“The Albanese Government is consulting on the National Electric Vehicle Strategy, and we know there are plenty of great opportunities for logistics companies”.
FMD NSW Manager & National Manager Fleets Jeff Morgan said that it had been a pleasure to work with Mainfreight to deliver the required outcome, and that he looked forward to supporting Mainfreight as it transitioned the vehicles into its working Fleet.
Foton Mobility Distribution (FMD), the exclusive Australian distributor of FOTON New Energy commercial vehicles, offers products such as T5 Light Duty EV trucks and Electric and Hydrogen City Buses. An EV Commercial Van and a Hydrogen Prime Mover will be added to their offerings in mid-2023.