The Volvo Penta-powered TICO Pro-Spotter (TICO EV Terminal Tractor) is designed the with a reduction in total vehicle weight offered through the Volvo Penta system resulting in faster acceleration, instant torque, improved efficiency, and optimized utilization of energy.
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Electric yard trucks produce zero tailpipe emissions, helping to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. They contribute to cleaner air quality and can play a significant role in achieving sustainability goals and meeting environmental regulations.
Electric yard trucks operate quietly compared to diesel-powered trucks, resulting in a reduction in noise in and around the yard or terminal. This can be particularly beneficial in urban areas or noise-sensitive environments where minimizing noise disturbances is crucial.
While the upfront cost of electric yard trucks is higher than diesel trucks, they offer long-term cost savings. Electric yard trucks have lower operating costs due to the reduced cost of electricity compared to diesel fuel. Maintenance costs can also be lower since electric vehicles typically have fewer moving parts and require less frequent maintenance.
Electric yard trucks are more energy-efficient compared to diesel trucks. They convert a higher percentage of electrical energy into useful fuel, resulting in improved overall efficiency. This efficiency can lead to reduced energy/fuel consumption and lower operational costs.
Electric yard trucks provide a smoother and quieter driving experience. They have instant torque, delivering quicker acceleration, which can enhance productivity and efficiency in yard operations. Electric yard goats often have ergonomic designs, providing a more comfortable and user-friendly environment for operators.
Electric yard trucks can be charged using various methods, including chargers, fast charging stations, or renewable energy sources. This flexibility allows operators to adapt to different charging infrastructures and optimize their charging strategies based on specific needs and available resources.
As California and the world moves toward decarbonization and electrification of transportation, investing in electric yard trucks demonstrates a commitment to sustainable practices. Using electric vehicles in logistics operations aligns with global efforts to combat climate change and transition to a cleaner energy future.
A TICO electric terminal tractor, is also known as a shunt truck, spotter truck, spotting tractor, yard truck, yard shifter, yard dog, yard goat, yard horse, yard jockey, hostler, or mule, as a type of electric semi-tractor intended to move trailers within cargo yards, warehouse facilities, or intermodal facilities to position railcars.