Management Crafts Plan for Both Short and Long Term
Hino Trucks, which last year saw the U.S. debut of its new cabover trucks including the hybrid electric 195h COE delayed behind a strong Japanese yen, has advised that the vehicles will be arriving at qualified Hino dealerships across the country this autumn. The 19,500 GVW trucks feature 210 horsepower and 440 foot-pounds of torque from Hino’s 5-liter J05E Series engine.
“Over the past several months, the management team at Hino has monitored the truck market rebound, the U.S. economy, and foreign currency exchange rates to develop a plan that supported our customers and dealers in the short term, while sustaining a business model for the long term,” said marketing VP Glenn Ellis.
“With these factors in mind, the introduction of the cab-over truck is on track.”
Hino dealers will have an opportunity to reach new customers as the Toyota unit establishes itself “as the measure of quality, durability, reliability and hybrid technology in the cabover market,” the company says.
California HVIP Eligibility Sought
Hino notes that the new trucks meet 2010 emission standards with no SCR (selective catalytic reduction).
California will be the first state to get the 195h hybrid. Hino expects to secure approval of the vehicle for price premium offset funding under HVIP, the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project. HVIP is run by the California Air Resources Board and Calstart.
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Source: CTN Publishing’s ShowTimes Daily in collaboration with Fleets & Fuels