The TUG Endurance baggage tractor features a modular design that prioritizes performance, safety, ease of service, and sustainability. The CE-certified TUG Endurance is available in configurations with cab-forward or cab-aft driving positions, to fit the needs of customer operations. It is designed with operator safety and comfort in mind, with an ergonomic driving compartment to provide superior visibility and safety features that include an electronic parking brake.
The TUG Endurance is available with a lithium-ion electric powertrain featuring General Motors (GM) and Powertrain Control Solutions (PCS) technology. Leveraging high-capacity lithium batteries, the GM and PCS driveline can complete two shifts on a single charge and utilizes the J1772 connector for level 2 AC charging, as well as being capable of DC fast charging. (Based on real-world data from two 8-hour shifts at a major cargo hub in a variety of conditions.) The TUG Endurance can rapid-charge when charged with a DC fast charger, and can be opportunity-charged as operations demand during the day.
TUG Endurance models feature electronic steering that provides superior maneuverability, and have a max drawbar pull up to 6,000 lbs. (2,722 kg.), ideal for handling busy baggage operations. Bolt-on panels, easy access to major components, and Bluetooth remote diagnostics make for easy serviceability. Options include inching controls, cab-door variants, LCD display, HVAC, and back-up alarm. It also includes autonomous control systems to position the platform for future technological changes. TUG Endurance models are also available with gas or diesel powertrains.
The TUG Endurance was designed with a focus on sustainability. Its drivetrains are designed to be interchangeable, so that operators can upgrade gas and diesel models to lithium power as electric infrastructure becomes more commonplace.