Gaussin electric APM 75T HE tractors have entered into commission at Bolloré Ports’ terminal in Abidjan Port, which is the first terminal in Africa to receive and use the new technology.
The tractors represent synergy between Gaussin’s electric vehicle expertise, Blue Solutions’ electric battery production and Bolloré Ports’ port logistics.
The fully electric APM 75T HE tractors have been designed to incorporate the technical specifications used by Bolloré Ports in its facilities.
With its unique solid-state battery technology, which is insensitive to variations in outdoor temperatures from -20°C to +60°C, the APM HE has been designed specifically for hot climates.
The fully electric model allows for significant savings in operating costs, both in terms of maintenance and energy.
Additionally, it is noiseless and emits zero CO2 emissions while at the same time increasing productivity, safety and driver comfort.
Blue Solutions’ LMP battery utilises a solid electrolyte which reduces the risk of runaway heating and is particularly suited to extreme climatic constraints and the high productivity demands that are put on heavy handling vehicles.
LMP batteries do not contain any cobalt, nickel, solvent or ‘rare earth’ elements.