Tita, the Argentine electric truck that large companies have already ordered and sold out in 48 hours

The younger sister of Tito, the Argentine electric car produced by the San Luis company Coradir, has already completed the approval process and completed its first patenting. aunt, the first locally made electric vanthe pre-sale of the 50 available units sold out in less than 48 hours, as confirmed by the firm.

The buyers of the new electric van were all companies, mainly SMEs, but also big players such as YPF and Aluar, pointed to THE NATION Juan Manuel Baretto President of Coradir.

Produced in San Luis -headquarters of the technology company-, Tita is the first fully electric truck in the national industry. It is built in sheet metal and mounted on a steel frame, and it has a dump cargo box two meters long, 1.37 meters wide, and 1.72 meters high, which can carry up to 500 kilos and opens completely on three sides.

Like Tito, it can be charged like any other household appliance, with a 220V plug.

The Tita is offered in a single version: it has a motor with a power of 4kW, reaches a autonomy of 100 kilometers and reaches a maximum speed of 45 kilometers per hour. Being electric, it does not require different gears and it drives like a vehicle with an automatic transmission.

The cargo box opens on three sides, making it easy to transport and use products.
The cargo box opens on three sides, making it easy to transport and use products.

Among other details, the truck comes with LED headlights, digital dashboard with HD LED screen, and intelligent charging system. As for its dimensions, it measures 3.75 meters long, 1.37 meters wide and 1.72 meters high.

Like Tito, he has a 8kW lithium battery with 2,000 charge cycles –which corresponds to a distance traveled of approximately 200,000 km- and can be plugged in like any other household appliance by connecting it to a 220V outlet. Load takes six to eight hours and supports partial recharges.

Among the benefits of an electric vehicle are the low maintenance cost and ease of recharging. According to the brand, the cost of charging a battery is 10 times cheaper than filling the gas tank. In the specific case of the electricity tariff of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, the cost per kilometer of Tita is $3.05 per kWh, which is less than $25 for every 100 km traveled, according to Coordinate.

Among other design details, Tita is equipped with LED headlights.
Among other design details, Tita is equipped with LED headlights.

On the other hand, electric cars do not pay patent, considering that in many cities -as in CABA- they are exempt from this tax; and in matters of Service They do not require lubricants or filters, although an annual review of the batteries, brake pads and tires should be done.

Among the disadvantages are the autonomy -less than that of a combustion vehicle- and the limited final speed, as in the case of this model that points to the urban distribution of merchandise.

Coradir sells his truck through his official website, at a price of $18,000 which, translated into pesos at the official exchange rate, is equivalent to $2,560,500. The requirement to reserve a unit is to pay $200and each client is capped at up to five units.

The Tita box has a load capacity of up to 500 kg.
The Tita box has a load capacity of up to 500 kg.

The delivery time promised by the company from the purchase is 120 days. However, there is still no official data on when the next presale will be.

Input import problems are affecting delivery times of the units. But once this is defined, we will surely launch a second batch of presalevery soon”, says Baretto about it.

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