Daimler Truck subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso has begun production the next-generation, all-electric eCanter truck at its Mitsubishi FUSO Europe ("MFTE") plant in Tramagal, Portugal.
For Karl Deppen, CEO Daimler Truck Asia, the start of production of the FUSO eCanter marks a milestone: "We at Daimler Truck are fully committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and making sustainable transport a success, which is why we aim to offer only CO2-neutral vehicles in our core global markets by 2039.”
The fully remodeled eCanter features a redesigned, more compact drivetrain configuration, according to Fuso.
The new drivetrain accommodates a greater variety in chassis, body types, and driving range, with 42 variants available for European customers and more than 100 worldwide. The new generation eCanter offers six wheelbases and a GVW of 4.5 to 8.55 tons.
Initially launched in 2017 as the first electric light-duty truck in small-series production from Daimler Truck, the eCanter has been operating in Europe, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
The new eCanter had its European premiere at the IAA Transportation in Hanover in September.