Fuso unveils next-generation electric truck with doubled range

29 September 2022 #Truck

Fuso, the subsidiary of Daimler Truck, has unveiled its next-generation eCanter with doubled range capacity, designed for urban and last-mile distribution.

The new electric truck, with a chassis load capacity up to 5.0 tonnes, is available as a standard cab with a 1.7m width or comfort at 2.0m wide.

Powertrains include a 150hp electric motor for variants with gross weights of 4.25 and 6.0 tonnes, or a 180hp version for models with gross weights of 7.49 and 8.55 tonnes.

The truck, launched at IAA Transportation in Hannover, has a maximum torque of 430Nm and a top speed of 55mph.

A total of three different battery packs bring capacities of 41 to 124kWh and enable ranges of between 44 and 124 miles.

Previously, the eCanter only had a battery option with a nominal capacity of 81kWh and a range of up to 62 miles.

Charging is possible at up to 104kW DC, giving a 90% capacity charge in 36, 44 or 75 minutes, depending on the battery pack.

AC charging (11kW and 22kW) takes between four and six hours, again depending on the battery.

Karl Deppen, CEO Daimler Truck Asia, said: “Since the introduction of the small-series Fuso eCanter five years ago, we have gained extensive experience and valuable feedback from customers running the trucks in daily operations.

“With the next-generation eCanter, we are now offering our customers tailor-made e-mobility solutions for a broad range of applications.

“By taking the next step, extending our product portfolio and entering large scale production we continue to lead the sustainable transportation of the future.”


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