Foton Mobility brings Asiastar to Aussie shores

Foton Mobility is bringing another Chinese commercial EV brand to Australia, with the range set to hit dealerships in the coming months

Chinese automative brand Asiastar is preparing to launch a range of electric commercial vehicles in Australia in the coming months.

Distributed by Foton Mobility Distribution (Foton), the first Asiastar electric commercial vehicles have arrived in Australia and will be in dealerships nationwide by the end of the first quarter of 2024.

Foton Mobility will import the Asiastar range and will provide full support through its nationwide network of dealers and service partners.

The range comprises electric vans and cab-chassis vehicles with a choice of 70kWh and 105.6kWh batteries, plus a B12 bus offered exclusively with the larger of the two batteries.

Pricing starts at $98,916 before on-road costs for the cab-chassis, topping out at $139,637 before on-roads for the B12 bus.

Foton Mobility general manager of light duty vehicles Bill Gillespie says the Asiastar range is in demand by the local Australian market.

“In Australia, commercial vehicle buyers are now looking to all-electric solutions to meet their environmental mandate, and through Asiastar, we have a comprehensive range that are proven performers, which simply make financial sense,” he says.

“The electric van segment is truly underserviced locally, and with the innovations we are bringing to the market with our leading battery size, range, and eAxle configuration, we know that this will be a hit.”

The van, cab-chassis and bus will initially be sold via three showrooms in Brisbane, Cairns and Sydney, with plans to expand in the second half of this year.

The Asiastar vehicles are being targeted at last-mile delivery, trade and construction companies, local government, and aged care fleets, as well as for providers of patient and community transport.

Pricing

2024 Asiastar C11 cab-chassis (70kWh battery): $98,916
2024 Asiastar D11 van (70kWh): $105,064
2024 Asiastar C11 cab-chassis (105.7kWh): $109,990
2024 Asiastar D11 van (105.7kWh): $114,474
2024 Asiastar B12 bus (105.7kWh): $139,637

All prices exclude on-road costs.

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