Daimler Group’s Fuso has just announced that they will be releasing their ground-breaking Canter E-Cell electric truck on the Australian market some time next year. The light-duty rig is branded as the “eCanter.”
According to sources, the vehicle can produce 380Nm of torque, allowing it to haul and transport heavy loads with as much ease as a diesel-powered truck. It makes use of the 70kWh battery array that enables it to run up to 60 miles under full capacity before it requires charging.
“They are water-cooled lithium-ion batteries that feature a long service life, high efficiency, especially at high ambient temperatures, and also compact design of the battery units,” Fuso explained in a statement. “Despite the weight of the battery pack, the Fuso eCanter nevertheless boasts an outstanding weight balance: the chassis load capacity of the 7.5-tonne vehicle is 4.63-tonnes including the body and load.”
“Individual battery packs with three to six sets of batteries of 14 kWh each are planned for the upcoming small-scale production run. This allows the eCanter to be adapted to customer requirements with regards to range, price and weight,” they added.
First displayed at the IAA Commercial Show in Germany last month, the enhanced version of the eCanter is said to be safe for our environment. Particularly, it produces no harmful emissions, guaranteeing that it complies with any regulation and standard. It also boasts its near-silent operation. This makes it suitable for overnight operations on city streets and busy roads.
In terms of design, the all-electric vehicle brings this unique and attractive finish. It features LED headlamps, a distinct bumper and grille, and a spacious cabin complete with a removable tablet and a walk-on glass floor.
So far, the Australian pricing of the Fuso eCanter hasn’t been confirmed yet. But, sources believe that it will be offered at a more economical price due to its lower technology and running costs compared to the traditional diesel models.