The application is ideal – last mile delivery, and that’s exactly what the new Fuso eCanter will be doing on its first commercial assignment in the U.S.
Parcel delivery service, UPS, has been chosen to trial the new offering in the U.S. and will put the trucks to work on parcel delivery duties in New York City.
There will be around 500 Fuso eCanter trucks built over the next two years and Fuso say these will be delivered to customers in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
From 2019 the eCanter will then enter large scale production, we’ll get a look at the new offering in Australia in a trial expected to start locally next year.
“We are very excited about the eCanter,” says Fuso Truck and Bus Australia Director, Justin Whitford.
“It will change the way people think about electrification in the Australian freight industry.”
Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of Fuso Truck and Bus tells us the eCanter has the potential to save operators like UPS significant money.
“In times, when everybody is talking about electric trucks, we are the first to actually commercialize a series produced all-electric truck.
“Having a long history in alternative drivetrains, we are proud to step into this new era.”
The Fuso eCanter has been undergoing real world testing in Japan this year, including 25 of the electric trucks deployed on the fleet of convenience store chain, Seven-Eleven.
We’ll bring you further details on the new offering as they come to hand, particularly in regards to those Australian trials.
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