Daimler Truck subsidiary MFTBC (Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Company, FUSO) unveiled the next-generation mannequin of the all-electric light-duty truck FUSO eCanter. For the reason that launch of the small-series manufacturing eCanter in 2017, round 450 automobiles have been handed over to clients in Japan, Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand, protecting a complete of greater than six million kilometers.
With 5 years of actual buyer expertise, FUSO has developed the Subsequent Era eCanter, which provides much more numerous buyer options with a considerably expanded automobile lineup.
Begin of gross sales of the Subsequent Era eCanter within the Japanese market is scheduled for spring 2023. FUSO can even launch the brand new automobile in additional abroad markets within the coming years. Following the world premiere in Japan, the European premiere of the Subsequent Era eCanter will happen on the IAA Transportation 2022 from 20-25 September in Hanover/Germany.
The Subsequent Era eCanter will function the eAxle, integrating the motor with the rear axle and thus permitting for a extra compact drivetrain construction. With these structural modifications, a big growth of the product lineup was made attainable.
FUSO’s Subsequent Era eCanter lineup will globally cowl greater than 100 variants, together with 28 variants for the Japanese home market to handle a wider vary of logistics wants.
Along with the present 7.5 ton (GVW) mannequin, the brand new automobile is available in weight courses starting from 4.25 tons to eight.55 tons. The cab variation has additionally been expanded; now providing a brand new broad cab (1,995 mm) along with the usual cab width (1,695 mm) that permits for extra flexibility on routes protecting slender roads. The vary of wheelbases has additionally been expanded, from 2,500 mm as much as 4,750 mm.
New modular battery idea. With the Subsequent Era eCanter, FUSO is introducing a brand new modular battery idea. The automobile is out there with three battery pack choices, primarily based on the wheelbase. Automobiles geared up with a single battery, with a rated capability of 41.3 kWh, have a variety of as much as 70 km (43.5 miles) on one cost. Automobiles with two batteries cowl a variety of up 140 km (87 miles), and people with three batteries as much as 200 km (124 miles).
To offer clients with much more flexibility, the brand new mannequin can be geared up with a PTO energy take-off unit which allows particular objective options for patrons wishing to function their eCanter with a tipper, rear crane, or climate-controlled van physique, amongst different varied choices. This permits an excellent better vary of functions for patrons. The whole automobile lineup, specs, and options could differ from market to market.
Particulars of the abroad fashions will likely be introduced on the time of their launch.