Hino to Introduce HINO Poncho Z EV Light-Duty EV Bus
Hino Motors Ltd plans to launch the HINO Poncho Z EV light-duty electric bus in spring 2022 in the Japan market. The HINO Poncho light-duty non-step diesel bus launched in 2002 has been widely adopted throughout Japan for community transportation purposes. With today’s growing concern for global environmental issues, there are increasing needs for zero-emissions vehicles, given their close proximity to people’s everyday lives. The HINO Poncho Z EV that Hino will introduce to the market keeps the features of the HINO Poncho, including universal design that makes it user-friendly for everyone and packaging optimized for a community bus, and realizes cleaner transportation through electrification . This model will contribute to sustainable community transportation going forward with friendliness to people and the environment.
Its large full-flat area and low floor non-step structure enable easier boarding and moving inside the bus, making it a user-friendly option for all kinds of passengers, including users of wheelchairs and baby strollers. The simple and appealingly rounded exterior harmonizes with urban environments, and being an EV means it’s zero-emission and low-noise, making it excellent for communities and supporting the lives of residents. It is also highly agile for maneuvering through narrow city streets and provides a cruising range sufficient for a community bus, making it a very practical option.
This model will also be included in the lineup of vehicles by CUBE-LINX1, as a vehicle to be used by e-mobility optimized operation management businesses. Hino will provide support for customers’ businesses along with its meticulously detailed, high-quality and full-ranging Total Support made possible by Hino’s nationwide dealer network.