At bauma 2022, FUSO unveiled the new generation eCanter with roll-off tipper for construction tasks. It is basically the same truck we could see at IAA, in September, significantly improved compared to the first generation eCanter mainly in terms of options available to customers. In fact, while the electric truck was previously only available as a 7.49-tonner with a wheelbase of 3,400 millimeters, customers now have a choice of six wheelbases between 2,500 and 4,750 millimeters and a permissible gross weight of 4.25 to 8.55 tons. The load capacity of the chassis is above 5 tons.
FUSO eCanter: modular solutions for different requirements
The Next Generation eCanter is powered by either a 110 kW (variants with a gross weight of 4.25 and 6 tons) or 129 kW (variants with a gross weight of 7.49 and 8.55 tons) electric motor with an optimized driveline and 430 Nm of torque; the maximum speed is 89 km/h. Depending on the wheelbase, three different battery packs are available: S, M and L. The batteries use lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cell technology. These are characterized above all by a long service life and more usable energy. The battery pack in the S variant has a nominal capacity of 41 kWh and enables a range of up to 70 kilometers. In the M variant, the nominal capacity is 83 kWh and the range is up to 140 kilometers. The L variant, the most powerful package, offers a nominal capacity of 124 kWh and a range of up to 200 kilometers. Recuperation can further increase the range, which at the same time minimizes brake wear.
The eCanter on display at bauma 2022
The Next Generation eCanter we could see directly at the FUSO booth was an 8.55-ton truck equipped for the first time with a roll-off tipper from UNSINN as well as a mechanical power take-off and has a chassis load capacity of 5,135 kg. The payload is 3,635 kg. The vehicle with comfort single cab (3 seats) has a wheelbase of 3,400 millimeters and is equipped with the M battery package, which enables a range of up to 140 kilometers.
“With our Next Generation eCanter, shown for the first time with a roll-off tipper, we are underlining that the advantages of the FUSO Canter for the construction industry are also fully reflected in the electrified variant. Thanks to their robustness and variability, the Next Generation eCanter and the new FUSO Canter are ideally suited for the construction industry. Together with our body partners, we can realize a wide variety of applications in both vehicles”, stated Philipp Panter, Head of Sales, Marketing & Customer Service at FUSO Europe.