Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Fuso eCanter receives its global launch in NY

Fuso eCanter receives its global launch in New York Daimler's electric short-haul city trucks are coming to the US
Preston Stone | 17 September, 2017, 14:39

Tesla's semi truck is reportedly going to offer between 200 and 300 miles of range on a single charge, which would make it more suitable for medium-length trucking runs between cities.

Mitsubishi Fuso is part of the Daimler Truck Group, along with Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz.

Developed by Daimler's Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), the Fuso eCanter is also the world's first mass-produced light-duty electric HGV. "This truck is not a prototype", Llistosella insisted at the press conference. Citing the truck as a "gamer changer", he said New York City expects to see 50 all-electric eCanters in service before the end of the year.

Large scale production is meant to start in 2019.

At the launch of the lorry in NY, a partnership between Daimler Trucks and courier giant UPS was also revealed, with UPS receiving first examples of the eCanter.

According to Llistosella, the new eCanter truck has been undergoing extensive real world testing in both Germany and Portugal for the past two years.

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Last month, Cummins Inc., beat Tesla and unveiled its electric semi truck after Tesla had announced few months prior about unveiling its semi truck in September.

Under the body lies six lithium-ion battery packs, each with a capacity of 13.8 kWh.

Light-duty trucks make sense in urban environments for garbage routes and deliveries because the range needed rarely exceeds 100 miles and trucks return to charge in the same place every night, said Lee Klaskow, a transportation analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence. This is the barrier for many electric vehicle manufacturers from mass production. Diesel trucks can carry more weight, but Daimler is selling the advantages of the zero emissions, quiet truck.

In comparison with a conventional diesel truck, Damiler claims it offers savings up to 1,000 euro per 10,000 kilometres on operating costs. The company earlier this year announced its first commercial customer in Japan and opened a production facility in Portugal.

"In times, when everybody is talking about electric trucks, we are the first to actually commercialise a series produced all-electric truck". The new EV trucks build on UPS's Rolling Laboratory fleet of more than 8,500 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.

In a separate statement, UPS said that the three medium-duty electric trucks it purchased from Daimler will be deployed in the United States at locations to be determined.

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