Fuso set to unveil new battery technology

Vehicle manufacturer Fuso has plenty to show off at an upcoming major truck show in Tokyo
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The new all-electric eCanter truck with tipper and garbage truck applications will be among the attractions at this year’s Japan Mobility Show (JMS 2023) which runs from October 26 to November 5.

Hosted by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), the Japan Mobility Show was conceived as the successor to the biennial Tokyo Motor Show.

The eCanter with a tipper body, is made possible through the new model’s addition of a power takeoff device (ePTO). At the same time, a garbage truck will also be exhibited alongside the tipper truck will be an eCanter fitted for garbage collection that features a specially prepared, futuristic design.

A collaboration between Fuso and Ample Inc behind a pilot project on battery-swapping electric trucks, using the newest eCanter model with a swappable battery module, will be showcased.

The two companies will install an eCanter with modular batteries that can be automatically exchanged at Ample battery swapping stations, a process that is eventually targeted to take five minutes.

The test vehicle’s trial on public roads is scheduled for this coming Japanese winter.

In addition, Fuso plans to stage the world premiere of a prototype for the new heavy-duty Super Great truck at JMS 2023.

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