Daimler Trucks launches first all-electric truck in series production

The FUSO eCanter – the first all-electric truck in series production celebrates its global launch in New York City.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks (the global market leader with truck brands like Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz and FUSO), celebrated the global launch of the FUSO eCanter in New York City. The FUSO eCanter is the world’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck and will be delivered to customers starting this year in the US, Europe and Japan. MFTBC is planning to deliver 500 units of this generation to customers within the next two years. Larger scale production is intended to start in 2019. The FUSO eCanter has a range of 100 kilometers and a load capacity up to three and a half tons, depending on body and usage. The vehicle´s electric powertrain contains six high voltage lithium ion battery packs with 420 V and 13.8 kWh each. In comparison with a conventional diesel truck, it offers savings up to 1,000 Euro per 10,000 kilometers on operating costs.

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