Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC), which is part of Daimler Trucks, will unveil the Fuso Canter E-CELL concept truck with battery-electric drive in Hanover at IAA Commercial Vehicles from September 21 to 30. The Canter E-CELL has a range of about 120 kilometers (75 miles), making it suited for urban centers and other environmentally sensitive areas.
|The Fuso Canter E-CELL. Click to enlarge.|
The Canter E-CELL concept vehicle to be presented by Fuso is suitable for everyday use and based on a Fuso Canter 3S13 with a 3.5 ton gross vehicle weight. The batteries are positioned in the chassis frame.
In addition to the new electric concept, the Canter 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%. The two-ton version of the Canter Hybrid has a fuel efficiency of 8.6 liters per 100 kilometers (27 mpg US), currently the lowest fuel consumption of any truck in Japan.