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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks, celebrated the global launch of the FUSO eCanter, the world’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck and will be delivered to customers starting this year in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
The FUSO eCanter has a range of more than 100 km and a load capacity up to three and a half tons. The vehicle’s electric powertrain contains six high voltage lithium ion battery packs with 420 V and 13.8 kWh each.
“In times, when everybody is talking about electric trucks, we are the first to actually commercialize a series produced all-electric truck,” said Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of MFTBC and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia. “Having a long history in alternative drivetrains, we are proud to step into this new era.”
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.