Janus Converts Cement Truck – CleanTechnica
The final time I spoke with Lex Forsyth of Janus Trucks, he spoke glowingly of an ever increasing backlog of vans lining up for conversions from diesel to electrical. Now, Cement Australia has simply delivered its first load in New South Wales with an electrical Janus JE410, the most recent addition to its fleet.
“The Janus JE410 was bought initially as a Kenworth T410 Glider and was then transformed by Janus Electrical right into a battery electrical automobile (EV). In response to Janus, that is the primary totally manufactured electrical Class A truck in Australia.
“Gasoline tanks have been changed with exchangeable batteries offering 620kWh in whole, together with an electrical blower discharge that works off the battery. Below the bonnet, a 350kW motor is able to producing round 490 horsepower with a spread of 4 to 6 hundred kilometres, hooked up to a 12-speed gearbox. The truck, rated to 70 tonnes, also can function utilizing a concrete plant’s energy by having exterior energy plugged into it.”
Cement Australia purchases round 20 Kenworth fashions a yr. With a 2050 goal for reaching net-zero emissions, they determined to trial a transformed truck.
“We’re conventional Kenworth clients, so we mainly determined to have one in every of our regular vans transformed in order that the transition for our drivers into a brand new little bit of equipment can be simpler,” Cement Australia Normal Supervisor — Provide Chain & Logistics, Blair Worth mentioned.
“It’s successfully simply a typical T410 Kenworth with out the driveline.
“We’ve solely simply taken supply of it, so we’ll run the wheels on it for the following 12 months after which be capable to put key efficiency indicators (KPI) up towards our regular diesel ones.”
“Cement Australia reached out to us in pursuits of getting a deeper have a look at our product, they usually determined that they wished to go forward with a brand new Glider,” Janus Electrical Normal Supervisor Lex Forsyth mentioned.
“It hasn’t been a simple journey to get to this half, however Cement Australia have come alongside within the journey with us in creating this product.
“They’ve been nice companions to work with.”
Hopefully, the federal government will even do what it may to encourage more trucking companies to transform over from diesel to electrical and Janus will proceed to be very busy.
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