Daimler Trucks Fuso Canter E-CELL Prototype; 70 kW Motor, 40 kWh Pack

The Daimler Trucks Fuso Canter E-CELL battery-electric truck prototype to debut at the end of September at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover (earlier post) features a 70 kW electric motor with a maximum torque of 300 N&iddot;m (221 lb-ft) powered by a 40 kWh Li-ion battery pack.

The developers have installed the electric motor between the batteries and the driven rear axle, which is fitted with twin tires. To help ensure the best possible range, the top speed of the Canter E-CELL is limited to 80 km/h (50 mph). Given that there are no conventional powertrain components to accommodate, the payload of the Canter E-CELL is only around 200 kg lower than the version fitted with a conventional drive.

The one-off example of the Canter E-CELL is based on a Canter 3S13 with narrow S-cab, a gross vehicle weight of 3.5 t and a wheelbase of 2950 mm. The Li-ion batteries are accommodated within the chassis frame.

The 40 kWh pack supports a range of around 120 km (75 miles). When plugged into a 380-volt power network outlet, the pack has a charging time of around 6 hours.

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