Daimler starts production of Fuso eCanter in Europe

Monday, July 31, 2017

Photo care of greencarcogress.comMarcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic and Marc Llistosella, President & CEO Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation at one of the boxes along the production line of the Fuso eCanter at the Tramagal plant.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has begun production of the world’s first all
electric light-duty truck, the Fuso eCanter. Fuso is a brand of Daimler Trucks Asia.

The eCanter will be produced in line with the conventional Canter at the Tramagal plant in Portugal. The first vehicles will go to customers within Europe and the US within the next month.

Marc Llistosella, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and head of Daimler Trucks Asia, said with the eCanter, they would become the first global manufacturer to produce an all-electric truck in series, addressing the growing demand for emission-free delivery trucks in cities.

The eCanter has a range of 100 kilometres and a load capacity of two to three tons – depending on body and usage. The vehicle’s electric powertrain contains six high voltage lithium ion battery packs.