Mitsubishi Fuso, part of Daimler Trucks, is to show its Canter E-Cell concept electric truck at the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover next week.
The Canter E-Cell has a range of about 120 kilometres, making it suitable for urban centres and other environmentally sensitive areas.
The Canter E-Cell
Dr Albert Kirchmann, president and chief executive of Mitsubishi Fuso, said: “Following the successful introduction of our Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid light truck, the Fuso Canter E-Cell is our next consistent step on the road to zero-emission mobility. The concept underscores Fuso’s strategy of offering customers the cleanest, most resource-conserving drive technology for every application.”
The vehicle is based on a Fuso Canter 3S13 with a 3.5 ton gross vehicle weight. The batteries are positioned in the chassis frame. It dispenses entirely with a combustion engine and thus produces zero emissions.
In addition to the new electric concept, the truck 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 litres per 100 kilometres, currently the lowest fuel consumption of any truck in Japan.