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Portuguese-built Fuso all-electric eCanter launches in Australia

The launch of the first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) all-electric truck available in Australia heralds a new age of electric mobility in Australian cities.

in Mitsubishi Fuso / AICEP, 30-03-2021


Fuso’s eCanter, developed with the global engineering might of Daimler, has arrived with class-leading safety and will be supported by select Fuso eMobility dealers.

Six liquid-cooled lithium ion batteries mounted in the eCanter frame store 82.8kW/h of electricity (with 66kW/h of usable power) and feed a permanent magnet synchronous motor.

Power output is rated at 135kW and 390Nm of torque can be delivered the moment the accelerator pedal is pressed.

Fuso will consult with customers and advise them on the optimal charging infrastructure for their specific needs.

The eCanter became the world’s first small series electric production truck in 2017 and has been subject to a rigorous testing regime around the world since including a six-month Australian test running with a maximum load.

A limited number will be available for customers in Australia during the initial stages of the introduction.

Production availability is expected to increase in time according to Daimler.

While the regular Australian diesel Canters are produced in Fuso’s Kawasaki plant in Japan, Australian eCanters are made at the Tramagal factory in Portugal.

 

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