INDIANAPOLIS, IN – During a press conference at NTEA Work Truck Week, Hino Trucks
announced an expansion of its product range to include electric vehicles. Hino Trucks will offer an
electric version of their M- and L- Series medium-duty trucks branded Me Series and Le Series
available in 2024. Hino Trucks will begin production of these new vehicles integrating SEA
Electric’s SEA-Drive® power system.
The Hino Class 5 M5e cab over and Class 6 L6e conventional models made their debut during
the show, and come equipped with battery capacities of 138kwH and 220kwH respectively.
“Starting in 2024, Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) mandates are starting to kick off in California which
is growing the demand for electric vehicles (EV), and many of our customers want to add EVs to
evaluate operational capabilities. Over the past several years, we have made significant strides in
the push toward electrification. This strategic collaboration with SEA Electric is part of our plan to
provide powertrain options to meet the needs of our customers and markets throughout the United
States,” said Glenn Ellis, President of Hino Trucks.
Hino Trucks’ national dealer network is well-prepared for the coming changes. Each dealer is
already high-voltage trained from Hino’s previous hybrid product and is capable to service
electric vehicles safely and efficiently. To further complement the EV transition, Hino Trucks is
building infrastructure to support these trucks with Hino INCLUSEV, a premier portfolio of end-to-end
electric vehicle enablement – exclusively available through Hino’s nationwide dealer network. This is
a customer-centric, dealer-unified end-to-end EV enablement solution that includes consulting, sales,
infrastructure, single-source financing, support, and service.
“Hino Trucks is committed to delivering vehicles that provide our customers a sustainable option,”
said John Donato, Sr Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “With the support of Hino Edge telematics
metrics and driver behaviors, we developed our strategy and best fit for our initial EV vocational
offerings to include delivery and final mile applications. We’ve got the vehicles. We’ve got the
support. We’ve got all the tools needed to help our current and future customers move closer to a
About Hino Trucks: Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, manufactures, sells, and services a
lineup of Class 4-8 commercial trucks in the United States. Hino Trucks has a product lineup that
offers fully connected vehicles with a low total cost of ownership, unmatched reliability,
maneuverability, and the most comprehensive bundle of standard features in the market. Hino is
developing a full range of electric vehicles to meet growing customer demand. Headquartered in
Novi, Michigan, Hino has a nationwide network of over 240 dealers committed to achieving
excellence in the ultimate ownership experience. Learn more about Hino Trucks at
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