Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks, has strengthened the commitment of its FUSO brand towards alternative drivetrains.
At the recent Tokyo Motor Show, MFTBC announced it will electrify its complete range of trucks and buses in upcoming years. At this occasion, MFTBC unveiled E-FUSO as the first OEM to launch a product brand exclusively dedicated to electric mobility of trucks and buses. As further proof of this strategic move, MFTBC celebrated the world-premiere of its all-electric heavy-duty truck concept with a range of up to 350 kilometres.
The truck – named E-FUSO Vision One – marks the top end of the electrification path of the company’s portfolio in the upcoming years. This initiative will be backed by access to Daimler know-how in the fields of battery and charging technology, supporting the E-FUSO position as the frontrunner in electric trucking.
Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia commented that the E-FUSO Vision One is an outlook on a feasible all-electric heavy-duty truck.
“It underlines our commitment to electrify our complete product range,” he says. “FUSO has been a pioneer in the electrification of trucks for many years. Just one month ago we launched our eCanter, the first serial-produced, all-electric light duty truck. In the future, all our electrified vehicles will run under the name of E-FUSO, our new product brand dedicated exclusively to electric trucks and buses.”
“With the eCanter, we have proven electric trucks are feasible for commercialization. Today, our eCanter saves up to 1000 Euros in running costs per 10 000 km, and with the rapidly evolving battery technology, we will continue to develop electric trucks and buses that will have a positive environmental and economic impact on society.”
At present, the first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck FUSO eCanter models have been delivered to its first customers; who include UPS, Seven-Eleven and Yamato Transport Japan.