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.