Mitsubishi Fuso » eCanter
Daimler Trucks Asia presents the small series of FUSO’s light-duty all-electric truck eCanter at the 2016 IAA. Six years after the first generation of the all-electric truck premiered at the 2010 IAA, the third generation model will be presented with further technical developments.
The eCanter can travel a range of more than 100km, exceeding the average distance that many short-radius distribution trucks usually travel per day. A package of three to five lithium-ion batteries has been lined-up with a capacity of 13.8kWh each. Five battery packs are fitted onto the vehicle with a permissible gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 7.5 tons while securing 100kms of daily mileage, giving customers a flexible option based on their usage. Charging the batteries at 200 volts takes around seven hours, while the use of a rapid DC charging system can reduce it to less than one hour (73kW, 80% of battery capacity). Key components also include an electric motor with an output of 185kW and maximum torque of 380Nm.
In addition, the FUSO eCanter has reached a payload of 2-3 tons, an amount necessary for customers to operate their fleet efficiently. The small series of eCanter will be delivered from late 2017 in the US, Japan and Europe to selected customers who are related to inter-city delivery services.