Daimler AG introduced a light electric truckMitsubishi Fuso eCanter with a range 97-129 km on a single charge.
Llistosella said Daimler is ahead of the competition because the Fuso eCanter is the first electric truck to be mass-produced. The German auto company's new electric truck or the eCanter will eventually expand as well as becoming cheaper within the few years.
UPS has announced that it will be the first commercial customer in the U.S. to use the FUSO eCanter medium-duty electric truck from Daimler Trucks.
The eCanter will be delivered to customers starting this year in the U.S., Europe and Japan. From old-fashioned pedal power and electric-assisted bicycles in dense urban areas to electric, hybrid electric, natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane and renewable diesel fueled vehicles, UPS puts sustainability innovation into action all over the world.
MFTBC is planning to deliver 500 units over the next two years, with intentions of larger-scale production in 2019. The event was the ideal backdrop for FUSO's vision of how using the zero-emission, zero-noise eCanter will help transform New York City, and other urban areas, into cleaner and quieter places for everyday deliveries.
Highlighting the evolving need for clean, quiet, dependable transportation in large urban centers, Mitsubishi Fuso today announced that it is beginning series production of its eCanter, all-electric truck. Assuming there are 10,000 trucks driving around Manhattan a year, they would emit 160,000 tons of Carbon dioxide a year, plus NOx emissions, and noise, he added.
NEW YORK-UPS is introducing all-electric delivery trucks to its USA fleet. The eCanter's range is expected to be about 100 kilometers (62 miles), and it can carry up to 3.5 metric tonnes (7,716 pounds), depending on what body is attached to the frame. UPS said it will use three of the trucks at various locations. The production plant will assemble all eCanter vehicles for the European and US markets. According to the company, when comparing the eCanter to a conventional diesel truck, it offers savings up to $2,000 per 10,000 miles on operating costs. UPS said it will place in service trucks to build on UPS's Rolling Laboratory fleet of more than 8,500 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.
"In times, when everybody is talking about electric trucks, we are the first to actually commercialise a series produced all-electric truck".