eCanter charges past 200 milestone
The number of FUSO eCanters in cities worldwide has surpassed 200, with major Kiwi businesses soon to join a global movement using the first all-electric light duty delivery truck.
Three years after production first began, more than 200 eCanter trucks are now at work globally in New York, Tokyo, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Lisbon – with a trial by leading transport operators in Auckland starting soon.
The total distance travelled by the global eCanter fleet now exceeds a combined 3 million km – equivalent to 75 circumventions of planet earth.
Kiwi operators Mainfreight, Bidfood, Toll, Owens Freight and Vector OnGas will take part in Auckland’s Queen Street Valley Zero Emissions Area (ZEA) trial later this year, as New Zealand joins the movement towards more sustainable commercial transport solutions.
NZ’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority will support the trial as a key exercise in gathering data and raising awareness for the future integration of electric trucks into the national fleet.
With the launch of eCanter in 2017, FUSO staked an early claim as a pioneer and leader in electric trucks.
In line with Daimler Trucks’ sustainability strategy, FUSO aims to have all new vehicles in Europe, North America and Japan “tank-to-wheel” CO2-neutral by 2039.
The 7.5-tonne eCanter has a driving range of up to 150 kilometres on a single charge, with a payload of up to 3,500kg and zero on-road emissions, making it particularly suited for urban distribution.