Twenty FUSO all-electric eCanter trucks have been purchased by Australia Post and will soon become part of their fleet. This makes Australia Post the first local customer to integrate the electric light-duty truck into its daily operations. Some weeks ago, Daimler Truck, to which the FUSO brand belongs, made us know that since the beginning of small series production in 2017 more than 250 all-electric trucks have been sold all over the world in four continents, including New Zealand. Now, they will also hit the road in Australia.
Why Australia post decided to rely on the eCanter
Australia Post is a government business enterprise providing postal services in Australia. The organization has the largest electric fleet in the country, with over 3,000 electric delivery vehicles. The eCanters are expected to contribute to Australia Post’s target of reducing overall emissions by 15% by 2025 from 2019 levels. The trucks will be supported by the FUSO retail network and the e-mobility experts of Daimler Truck and Bus Australia, which oversees the import and distribution of FUSO, Mercedes-Benz, and Freightliner brand commercial vehicles.
In order to support safe driving in city environments, the vehicles are installed with safety features such as the Advanced Emergency Braking System, the Lane Departure Warning System, as well as the Electronic Stability Program. The vehicles were also tested rigorously through a six-month local trial, during which they were operated with a maximum load.