Tiger Repower converts ICE tow tractors to lithium-ion (Li-ion) power to decarbonise ground support operations and improve safety.
With an industry goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, airports worldwide are working toward a sustainable future – and electrifying GSE can make an immediate impact.
“Tiger Repower allows operators to achieve zero emissions in a single day. Maximising existing tractor investments with an easy-to-install conversion kit is something that airports, governments and ground support operations alike can stand behind,” said Keith Simon, CEO, Waev Inc. “With Tiger Repower, we’re eliminating the reasons to not go electric by offering the benefits of Li-ion technology without a burdensome investment.”
Tiger Repower removes barriers for electrification adoption by providing a Li-ion upgrade that costs up to 50% less than purchasing a new tractor. Ongoing savings are further realised through zero powertrain maintenance and no fuel costs.
The conversion kit is easy to install and can be completed in the shop or on the tarmac. Once the ICE powertrain is removed, the total installation takes 8-12 hours with two people – electrifying the tow tractor with Li-ion power in just one day.
Tiger Repower also enables smart vehicle technology not yet realised with gas vehicles. A new anti-rollover feature enhances safety by limiting the vehicle’s speed while turning. The brake interlock forces the operator to come to a complete stop and onboard diagnostics can quickly address issues, further increasing productivity and safety for crews.
The other benefit is Li-ion-powered tow tractors minimise the need for infrastructure changes with an onboard charger compatible with traditional single-phase outlets and offboard charging compatibility with multiple DC fast chargers.
GSE Expo in Vegas
Tiger Repower, which is part of Waev’s comprehensive portfolio of EV solutions, will be on display at the International GSE Expo in Las Vegas on 26-28 September. Tiger tow tractors, Taylor-Dunn Bigfoot utility trucks and GEM low-speed trucks and passenger vehicles will also be available for demos at the Waev booth (2742).
Three new GSE-specific configurations of the Taylor-Dunn Bigfoot utility trucks will also be making their debut alongside the new Tiger Repower kit. The Bigfoot hotshot with baggage cart, Bigfoot lavatory service truck and Bigfoot potable water truck provide even more options for ground support operations to easily go electric.
Tiger Repower Kit Features
Power module with optional onboard charger, Rear axle and drive shaft, Motor, Dashboard with keyless power switch, LED headlights and tail lights, Master cylinder, Parking brake system, Brake switch, Accelerator pedal, Seatbelts, Full tractor wiring harness.