Cargo handling company Kalmar has selected engine manufacturer Cummins to provide electric powertrain technology for Kalmar’s latest electrified terminal tractor. The Kalmar Electric Terminal Tractor is slated for launch in 2020 and will serve the European market. It follows the release of the Kalmar Ottawa electric terminal tractor in the US in 2018.
Cummins will provide all electric powertrain technology for the Kalmar Electric Terminal Tractor, including the batteries. The tractor will be equipped with a 107 kWh battery pack capable of DC fast charging. Electrifying the tractor’s drivetrain will eliminate the need for a transmission, which Kalmar says will reduce maintenance requirements.
“In line with our commitment to have a comprehensive electric product portfolio by 2021, we will be releasing our second electric terminal tractor in 2020 with Cummins as our electrification solution provider,” said Kalmar’s Gina Lopez. “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.”