eCanter rebate creates opportunity to cut emissions
Fuso New Zealand’s ‘while stocks last’ rebate on its market-leading FUSO eCanter has significantly reduced the entry cost for operators, who want to be leaders in reducing national commercial fleet emissions as well as lowering their operating costs.
The upfront investment in a new FUSO eCanter cab-chassis is now $149,900+GST (or $2,690 /month)* after the special FUSO rebate offer is applied.
Commenting on the rebate, Fuso New Zealand managing director Kurtis Andrews said: “We have been in long-running discussions with a number of parties, including lease companies and the Government, which has created the opportunity to significantly reduce the acquisition cost of these units.
“In correspondence with transport minister Michael Wood, we have urged him to give serious consideration to the implementation of a Clean Commercial Vehicle rebate, as there has been for passenger vehicles.
“While the Government considers this request, we have decided to move forward with our own rebate, which effectively reduces the price of a new eCanter by $80,100.
“The new pricing means the cost of ownership is pretty much the same as its diesel equivalent with the additional benefit of reducing the operators’ emissions and those of their customers.”
Over a six-year period, a FUSO eCanter can deliver a total cost of operation saving** over purchasing an equivalent diesel model.
“We have limited stock available on a first-come, first-served basis. There has been significant interest in eCanter since its launch, so we’re expecting demand to be strong,” said Andrews.
Launched in 2017 (and in New Zealand in 2019), FUSO eCanter was the world’s first series produced electric truck and over 400 are in operation worldwide. It offers a 7.5T GVM, a full suite of safety features and range of 100-150km*** on a single charge. Users in New Zealand are currently exempt from Road User Charges.
Large operators such as Mainfreight, Bidfood, Fulton Hogan and Genesis Energy have had eCanter in their operations for the past 12-months and all are reporting significant progress in their goals to reduce emissions and running costs through electrification of their transport operations.
“These businesses are making huge inroads in their knowledge about integrating electric trucks into their fleets, which will massively benefit their future planning. They are also able to satisfy tendering requirements for customers that specify emission reductions.”
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** Cost savings based on comparison of 7.5T GVM eCanter versus 7.5T GVM diesel Canter over 30,000km per year; using an average off-peak electricity rate of $0.14/kWh @ 120km per full battery charge with $0 RUC, versus $2.05/litre of diesel @ 4km/litre plus $125.00/100km RUC.
*** Dependent on driving conditions