Electric commercial vehicle distributor, Foton Mobility has announced its inaugural End of Financial Year (EOFY) offer,  which it says has been designed to add value for buyers of its all-electric Foton T5 EV truck.

Foton Mobility has revealed that customers who place eligible orders before 30 June, 2024, will receive a $3,000 Evie Networks public charging voucher,  which it says  will “enhance the convenience and efficiency of their electric vehicle journeys”.

The company claims the initiative is set to appeal to a diverse range of customers, particularly those involved in last-mile delivery operations. Whether relying on public charging infrastructure or a combination of back-to-base and occasional public charging solutions, the Evie public charging voucher ensures convenience and reliability for drivers on the road.

Evie Networks, Australia’s leading electric vehicle DC public fast charging network, is renowned for its reliable and fast charging solutions powered by 100 per cent renewable energy. With over 230 charging stations strategically placed in 14 cities and regions across every state and territory, Evie  offers reliable, safe, and convenient charging options.

Drivers can easily locate Evie charging stations via the Evie Charging  app or their preferred mapping tool, addressing range anxiety with a network built around highways and popular truck routes.

Marking the release, Foton Mobility Distribution, CEO Neil Wang, said “We are excited to introduce this EOFY incentive, offering our customers additional value through the $3,000 Evie public charging voucher.”

“The Foton T5 EV, with its advanced features and efficiency, is the perfect solution for urban logistics. This incentive, combined with Evie Networks’ robust charging infrastructure, makes it an unbeatable choice for sustainable transportation.”

The $3,000 Evie public charging voucher will be included with all new orders of the Foton T5 placed by June 30, 2024, and delivered by December 31, 2024. The voucher is valid for two years from date of issue and can provide nearly 10,000km of driving, depending on weight and travel type, making it an ideal option for drivers needing a quick charge while on the road.

Evie Networks CEO, Chis Mills commented on the partnership: “At Evie, we are committed to supporting all drivers and vehicle types in the EV transition. Our reliable, and expansive fast charging network is designed to meet the diverse needs of the EV community, from passenger cars to heavy vehicles. Partnering with Foton Mobility, our first collaboration with a manufacturer of commercial vehicle EVs, is a significant step forward in our mission to make electric transport accessible and convenient for everyone.”

The Foton T5 EV boasts an impressive 5-year or 200,000-kilometre warranty, ensuring long-term reliability and peace of mind for its owners. Additionally, the battery is covered by an 8-year or 300,000-kilometer warranty, reflecting Foton’s commitment to enduring performance and customer satisfaction.

Designed to handle demanding tasks, the Foton T5 EV has a towing capacity of 3,500 kg (braked), making it suitable for a wide range of logistics and transport needs. Safety and convenience are paramount, with features like a reversing radar and camera providing enhanced visibility and manoeuvrability.

The vehicle is equipped with a Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians (VSP) system, which emits a low-speed warning sound to alert pedestrians, thereby improving urban safety. In the event of an accident, the driver and front passenger airbags provide critical protection, while 24/7 roadside assistance ensures help is always at hand.

The Foton T5 EV is versatile in terms of licensing requirements, needing either a car licence or a Light Rigid licence, making it accessible to a broad spectrum of drivers.