Fuso Announces Second-Generation, All-Electric Canter


Fuso’s new, zero emissions, electric Canter E-CELL model is currently undergoing testing at MFTBC’s (Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation) Kitsuregawa Proving Ground in Japan.

Fuso Announces Second-Generation, All-Electric Canter
All electric, Fuso Canter

The vehicle, which is based on the latest conventional diesel Canter light-duty truck model, has a permissible gross vehicle weight of 4.6 tons. The truck also includes a 350 V lithium-ion battery and an electric motor with a maximum torque of 650Nm. The Canter can drive over 100km with a full battery, and can charge in 100 minutes with a 50kW fast charge, or in 12 hours with a normal 200V charge.

Later in the year, the truck will be delivered to Central Nippon Expressway Company Ltd. (NEXCO Central) where it will undergo verification for its fast-charging system. The system is named ‘CHAdeMo’, and is the equivalent of a petrol pump for electric vehicles. In Australia there is currently only one CHAdeMo station, located in Adelaide.

Fuso’s first Canter E-CELL premiered in Germany back in 2010 and according to a Fuso media release was designed to "work towards achieving emissions-free mobility in densely populated areas and environmentally-sensitive areas."

As part of their "Leader in Green Innovation" strategy, Fuso aim to achieve an "aggregate CO2 reduction of 7.5% by 2015."

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