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Al-Futtaim Motors debuts first hybrid truck in UAE

Al-Futtaim Motors launches Hino 300 Series Hybrid light-duty truck with four-litre diesel engine and auxiliary electric motor at Cold Food Chain Conference in Dubai

The Hino 300 Series Hybrid light-duty truck reduced emissions by idling when stationary and through regenerative braking, among other features.
The Hino 300 Series Hybrid light-duty truck reduced emissions by idling when stationary and through regenerative braking, among other features.

Al-Futtaim Motors, the UAE distributor of Hino, has launched the Hino 300 Series Hybrid light-duty truck – which it claims as the country’s first hybrid truck – at the 8th edition of the Cold Food Chain Conference in Dubai.

The Hino 300 Series Hybrid light-duty truck uses a Euro IV and EVV compliant four-litre diesel engine matched to an auxiliary electric motor, allowing it to significantly reduce emissions compared to a conventional diesel-engine truck by idling when stationary and through regenerative braking.

Ramez Hamdan, the acting managing director of Hino at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “We have seen significant growth in the volume of light-duty trucks in the past three years. This growth has been paralleled with serious environmental goals by the UAE Government, to which we have responded by introducing the 2017 Hino 300 Series Hybrid truck, the perfect sustainable commercial vehicle.

“It’s imperative for us to counteract the effects of harmful CO2 emissions, and our hybrid offering is a proven solution for the commercial sector with an impeccable track record worldwide.”

Alongside its idling function and regenerative braking, the Hino Hybrid trucks also improve fuel economy and save on maintenance costs with easy start and take-off assist functions.

Like the conventional petrol-engine Hino light-duty trucks, the hybrid variants are customisable and can be used with mounted chiller body, freezer body or dry cargo box, making them the ideal environmentally friendly transport solution for cold chain and cold storage services.

In line with UAE government efforts to reduce the country’s environmental footprint, the Hino Hybrid emits significantly reduced emissions of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, as well as particulate matter, thanks to a diesel particulate active reduction filter.

Al-Futtaim Motors has 3S facilities (Sales, Spare parts and Service), where more information can be found on the Hino 300 Series Hybrid trucks, in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

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