Hexagon Purus and Hino Trucks launch EV Truck brand: Tern


By Luke Willetts - 6th July 2024

Hexagon Purus and Hino Trucks launch EV Truck brand: Tern

Tern RC8 truck

USA / Norway / Japan – Last month at the Advanced Clean Technology (ACT) Expo in Las Vegas, Japanese manufacturer Hino Motors Ltd and Hexagon Purus ASA of Ålesund, Norway, announced the launch of its EV truck brand, Tern, which debuted its first model, the class 8 battery-electric RC8 truck. The vehicle is set to go into series production in Q4 2024, at Hexagon’s new 200,000-square-foot vehicle integration facility in Dallas, Texas. Initially set to be released in the U.S. market, the 68,000 lbs (30 tonnes) GVW truck is built on the Hino XL Series 4X2 chassis and is powered by a 680 peak horsepower electric motor (494 continuous). The truck is fitted with a 538 kWh battery pack (lithium-ion) from Panasonic Energy, which provides a range of 200 miles (321 kms) on a single charge. Fast charging capabilities allow the vehicle to charge up to 80% in two hours. The Tern RC8 also features an e-Axle from Dana ensuring optimal power distribution. Tern trucks will be available through the Hino dealer network across the U.S.

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