Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee

The new all-electric FUSO eCanter

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) presented the all-electric light-duty truck FUSO eCanter in a world premiere at the 2016 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Hanover, Germany, in September 2016. MFTBC exhibited its FUSO eCanter to showcase its latest innovations in all-electric truck technologies.
     Being the center for competence in this field within Daimler Trucks, MFTBC also displayed a connectivity system incorporated in a brand new digital instrument panel that provides drivers with more reliable and accurate navigational and delivery/collection pickup-related information.
     FUSO eCanter uses a modular Li-ion battery concept that allows customers to choose between range and payload, depending on the number of battery packs they install. It has a cruising range of over 100km, more than the distance many short-haul trucks cover in a day. Its payload of up to 4.6 tons allows efficient fleet operation, while preliminary analysis shows that it can cut both operating and maintenance costs significantly over diesel trucks of a similar size. With 50,000 miles of customer trials in Japan, Portugal and Germany have enabled MFTBC to design FUSO eCanter to cater to the specific needs of customers and make it the ideal urban delivery truck. With zero emissions and very quiet vehicle noise, It also provides an excellent and sustainable solution in terms of environmental performance. FUSO eCanter will be manufactured at MFTBCfs state-of-the-art production plants in Tramagal, Portugal, and Kawasaki, Japan, and deliveries to selected customers in the urban delivery business in the US, Japan and Europe will commence in late 2017.