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Foton releases T5 electric tipper in Australia

Foton’s T5 EV tipper is its first all-electric ready-to-go tipper for the Australian market

Foton has released its new electric tipper onto the Australian market, saying that its 3,500kg braked towing capacity, making it a practical alternative for municipalities, landscape companies, infrastructure support, construction specialists and more.

Another strength of the package is its adaptability, with the model available with a rated GVM of 4,500kg for car licence operation, or 6,000kg for light rigid licenced drivers, with either option allowing for towing.

Featuring an Australian-made steel tipper body, the Foton T5 EV is available for quick delivery from Foton Mobility Distribution’s nationwide network of dealerships.

“Here at Foton Mobility Distribution, we are particularly proud of the T5 EV tipper, as it combines the positive attributes of going all-electric, while also providing the performance and towing capabilities that are required in the real world,” Foton Mobility Distribution general manager – light duty vehicles Bill Gillespie says.

“From a financial standpoint, it makes a lot of sense, as the model allows for a genuinely affordable entry into the EV tipper market, with 20 per cent lower upfront and operational expenditure costs.

“While Foton Mobility Distribution’s EV truck offering is new to Australia, it comes with impressive credentials from markets around the globe.

“Last year alone, Foton led the world in producing over 22,000 new energy commercial vehicles, and with that number continually growing, purchasers can be confident that they are receiving a proven package.

“In the short time that we have been on sale here in Australia, we have claimed leadership in the pure-EV truck sales race, and with the T5 EV tipper, we are looking to continue that growth.”

Outside of the tipper application, the Foton T5 EV can be configured for various applications. DC fast charging allows for full recharging in 1.5 hours, or the standard 11kW AC onboard charger can fully recharge the drive battery in just 7.2 hours, allowing for overnight turnarounds.

The T5 EV has a fully loaded range of 180km, while also offering a full safety suite, including a Low-Speed Pedestrian Warning System, a comprehensive electronic braking and stability support package, dual SRS airbags, as well as reversing radar and buzzer.

Foton EV trucks are supported by a five-year/200,000km vehicle warranty, and an eight-year/300,000km traction battery warranty.

For additional peace of mind, all Foton trucks are supported by 24/7 roadside assistance provided by NTI Truck Assist.


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