Hino Motors Ltd., the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the Philippines, showcased various transport solutions demonstrating its vision of a sustainable future in its exhibition themed “Transporting Every Happiness” at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019.
The FlatFormer, an innovative electric truck platform that can fit any body style or frame depending on the requirements, was the highlight of Hino’s exhibit during the 11-day international trade event, which happened at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan.
The 6×6 modular truck platform can be used for different requirements, including passengers, accommodation, catering, and transport and logistics for convenience stores, medical clinics, recycle management services and beauty salons. It is powered by Li-ion batteries and feature a 170kW motor output.
Through the FlatFormer, Hino aims to change the concept of mobility by moving not only people but services as well. With its versatility and optimal utilization of space, FlatFormer will make transporting of people and goods more efficient.
“The Hino FlatFormer was designed in line with our vision of a prosperous and sustainable society for Filipinos. With the super versatility of the FlatFormer, companies can address a broad range of customer needs with a single vehicle platform. The FlatFormer is indeed the future of mobility,” shares Hino Motors Philippines President, Mr. Mitsuharu Tabata.
Aside from the FlatFormer, Hino showcased the Profia Hybrid and Dakar Rally champion. The first is a truck equipped with the world’s first AI technology that predicts driving load and performs optimal hybrid control while the Dakar Rally is a 7-ton Hino 500 series race truck.