Elec­tric truck fu­ture for Fuso


FUSO HAS LAUNCHED AN ALL-ELEC­TRIC BRAND, E-fuso, to build and sell elec­tric-pow­ered light- and heavy-duty trucks and buses.

Mit­subishi Fuso Truck and Bus Cor­po­ra­tion (MFTBC), part of Daim­ler Trucks, be­came the first truck-maker to launch a brand ex­clu­sively ded­i­cated to elec­tric trucks when it an­nounced E-fuso at the Tokyo Mo­tor Show.

It says that, through E-fuso, it plans to elec­trify its com­plete range of trucks and buses in com­ing years.

Head­ing its new line-up is the 23-tonne E-FUSO Vi­sion One con­cept ve­hi­cle, which can be fit­ted with up to 300kw/h of bat­ter­ies al­low­ing a max­i­mum range of 350km with an ap­prox­i­mate 11-tonne pay­load.

Pres­i­dent and CEO of Mit­subishi Fuso Truck and Bus Cor­po­ra­tion and Head of Daim­ler Trucks Asia Marc Llis­tosella, said the Vi­sion One “un­der­lines our com­mit­ment to elec­trify our com­plete prod­uct range.”

He said a pro­duc­tion ver­sion of the Vi­sion One could be launched in Ja­pan and Europe as early as 2021.

“Fuso has been a pi­o­neer in the elec­tri­fi­ca­tion of trucks for many years,” said Llis­tosella.

“Just one month ago we launched our ecan­ter, the first se­ri­al­pro­duced, all-elec­tric light duty truck.

“In the fu­ture, all our elec­tri­fied ve­hi­cles will run un­der the name of E-fuso, our new prod­uct brand ded­i­cated ex­clu­sively to elec­tric trucks and buses.”

UPS, the world’s largest pack­age de­liv­ery com­pany, be­came the first US com­mer­cial cus­tomer to add the ecan­ter to its fleet.

Above: Fuso’s all-elec­tric brand, E-fuso, will build and sell elec­tricpow­ered light-duty (right, in pho­to­graph) and heavy-duty trucks.

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