Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC), which is part of Daimler Trucks, is presenting the Fuso Canter E-CELL with battery-electric drive in Hanover from September 21 to 30. With the concept Fuso Canter E-CELL, Daimler Trucks is consistently implementing its global Shaping Future Transportation initiative for zero-emission mobility.
The nearly silent-running and emission-free Canter E-CELL electric truck has a range of about 120 kilometers (75 miles) , making it ideal for urban centers and other environmentally sensitive areas.
The Canter E-CELL concept vehicle to be presented by Fuso is suitable for everyday use and based on a Fuso Canter 3S13 with a 3.5 ton gross vehicle weight. The batteries are positioned in the chassis frame. The Fuso Canter E-CELL dispenses entirely with a combustion engine and thus produces zero emissions. The new electric truck from MFTBC features the latest technological developments and demonstrates that advanced technology will soon make electric mobility possible for trucks as well.
MFTBC makes environmental friendliness a top priority with all of its Fuso Canter light truck models. In addition to the new electric truck, the best-selling truck from Daimler Trucks is also produced as a hybrid version and with a conventional diesel engine. Nearly 1,000 of the Fuso Canter Eco Hybrids are already on the road in Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, and in a large-scale testing program in London. Depending on the region in which the Canter Eco Hybrid with diesel-electric drive is used, it delivers fuel savings of between ten and 15 percent. The two-ton version of the Canter Hybrid has a fuel efficiency of 8.6 liters per 100 kilometers (62 miles), currently the lowest fuel consumption of any truck in Japan.