June 29, 2022

Japan’s top automaker Toyota Motor Corp. has unveiled a new EV, the 3TE25, to replace the current heavy-duty range in association with Simai, a specialist in the towing business.

The upcoming new EV from Toyota is made to be used at airports only.

In other news, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism has already identified around 21 domestic airports that will work together to reduce CO2 emissions and the new vehicle will offer its services wherever required.

About 3TE25

According to Toyota, the vehicle is not entirely a car, but more of a towing tractor. This new product has been developed by Toyota Industries Corporation and not Toyota Motor Corporation per se.

Toyota Industries Corp is known to deal with the making of products like forklifts, lift trucks, automotive components, and even passenger vehicles. Not just any passenger vehicles – the RAV4 & RAV4 PHEV for Toyota itself.

• The vehicle named 3TE25 has a top speed of 25 km/h or 15 mph, a high-capacity 620-amp-hour (or 80V) battery attached to its body.
• It has an automatic transmission enabling quicker acceleration, brilliant gradeability, and a reliable drive-motor control.
• Toyota also mentioned that the new airport EV also has similar towing capabilities as the conventionally-powered towing tractors with its loading capacity standing at 27,000 kg.
• Few of the standard features on the 3TE25 include an LED headlight, a multi-function display, an optional safety belt interlock, a better-positioned charging port, a rear-inching device for hitching a trailer, and a rear LED work light.
• The electric towing tractor is said to have already gone on sale via the 40 different Toyota L&F dealers in Japan itself.

With the addition of 3TE25, the automaker’s comprehensive range of towing tractors now consists of only EVs. It all provides powerful and clean towing solutions anywhere from 0.8 tonnes to 50 tonnes.

The Director of Product Management at Toyota Material Handling, Craig Walby, mentioned that the company now has an efficient towing solution for each business, be it the task of picking an order, manufacturing, or even when a load needs to be moved, with help from its dedicated load carriers.

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