Since the beginning of small series production in 2017, more than 250 FUSO eCanter all-electric trucks have been delivered, with quite promising figures in view of the near future. The e-trucks produced by Daimler Truck subsidiary are currently at work in Europe, Japan, the United States and New Zealand.
We have been recently talking about Daimler Truck’s eTruck Ready App, now available for the eCanter, which is a 7.49-tonne all-electric light-duty truck with a range of over 100 km, a top speed of 80 km/h and an output of 129 kW. Designed for city centers, the eCanter is ideal for green inner-city distribution transport.
FUSO eCanter, a couple of use cases in Europe
Proving its versatility, the FUSO eCanter is now even on duty as an electric beer truck in the Netherlands. In July, the famous Dutch brewery Heineken received a modified version of the eCanter with a special tank mounted on the back that can be filled with up to 3,000 litres of beer. The brewery uses the light-duty truck for the inner-city distribution of beer to local bars in Amsterdam.
During the current year, DB Schenker, largest electric fleet customer of FUSO, has taken further deliveries of the eCanter. This concludes a larger order over 36 vehicles in 11 European countries announced last October. In Italy, for example, two trucks have been added to the DB Schenker fleet in Milan, signifying yet another market entry for the eCanter in Europe.
The e-truck debuts in New Zealand
Another milestone celebrated in July is the launch of the eCanter in yet another new market: New Zealand. Earlier this year, FUSO New Zealand was granted co-funding by the Ministry of Energy and Resources for operational trials of the eCanter.
Five eCanter trucks have since been deployed in the Auckland area for an extended test period. Since July, Genesis Energy Limited, a leading power supplier in New Zealand, uses the country’s first eCanter in customer operations for deliveries in its fleet of around 110 trucks.
The FUSO eCanter is currently operated by customers in 16 different countries worldwide: Germany, France, Netherlands, UK, Portugal, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, USA, Japan and New Zealand.