New from Japan indicates that its truck makers are accelerating the process of electrifying their trucks as they try to meet the growing demand for fully electric models as delivery firms seek to reduce their carbon footprints.
Company officials from multiple truck manufacturers have stated that the electric version of their vehicles will be beneficial to the transportation sector as it will need fewer parts on the bottom section of the truck and will allow for a lower and flatter cargo floor. With this in mind, this new breed of trucks will be able to handle more cargo while at the same time making it easier for companies to load and unload their goods.
Yamato Transport, a major Japanese logistics company, is already set to buy these new kinds of vehicles with its drivers set to try out these new electric trucks for the next six months.
Hino Motors Tono Kazuyuki has also chimed in on the problem stating that electrification of small trucks for the truck manufacturer has been going slow, however, there is a growing demand in the Japanese market. Other truck makers such as Isuzu Motors and Fuso Motors are also seeking to stake a claim in the budding electric truck market as it reportedly plans to launch a new competitive model next year.
While electric vehicles (EVs) are still not yet viable in the Philippines local automakers are already trying to push for the idea with more and more EVs entering the market. It will only be a matter of time as the infrastructure needed for these vehicles develop as more and more manufacturers for both trucks and cars are willing to work hand in hand with the government to build it. With good backing from the government and vehicle manufacturers, it will only be a matter of time before these electrified trucks will make their way into the local market. For now, hybrid technology seems to be more favorable in the Philippines as electric vehicles are still building up their popularity.