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Published: 2019-08-12

e-Ottawas to work in California

Technology e-Ottawas to work in California

Photo: Kalmar

Cargotec's Kalmar is to supply NFI Industries with 25 of its Ottawa Electric T2E Terminal Tractors for use in their selected distribution centres in California.

The Kalmar Ottawa T2E Electric Terminal Tractor is designed for trailer handling operations in dispersed warehouses, container terminals, and other applications where short distance road travel is required. The tractors have a fully electric powertrain, are equipped with lithium-ion batteries, while the on-board inverter charger allows the vehicle to be 'opportunity charged' during work breaks.

According to the manufacturer, when compared to a diesel-powered tractor, the Ottawa T2Es generate less noise, vibrations and heat, as well as no fumes.

"After testing the demo unit from Kalmar Ottawa for a period of time, it was clear that we needed to collaborate with them to achieve our electric vehicle needs for terminal tractors. Kalmar brought a solution to the table that met our needs and corporate guidelines," Bill Bliem, Senior Vice President, Fleet Services, NFI, said.

Matt Napierala, Regional Manager, Kalmar Ottawa, added, "We are pleased to assist NFI Industries in their proactive and industry-leading approach to utilize the latest electric vehicle solutions to fulfil their emissions initiatives. We are very excited that they were comfortable enough to rely on us, our partners, and our exceptionally strong dealer network to help them achieve their corporate objectives."

NFI is a fully-integrated third-party supply chain solution provider with locations across North America. The company operates across approx. 50m ft2 of warehouse and distribution space; its drayage fleet consists of over 4,000 tractors and 9,700 trailers.
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