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IAA: 6 million electric kilometres went into Next Generation eCanter

Next Generation electric light-duty truck suitable for applications between 4.25 and 8.55 tons of permissible gross vehicle weight

The light-duty, battery-electric FUSO Next Generation eCanter has made its European debut at the IAA event following its world premiere in Japan earlier this month.

Five years of experience with the eCanter and feedback from customers worldwide based on more than 6 million electrically driven kilometers were incorporated into the development of the Next Generation eCanter.

The result is an electric light-duty truck offering customers more flexibility for various applications between 4.25 and 8.55 tons of permissible gross vehicle weight (GVW). With the two cab variants Standard (1,695 mm width) and Comfort (1,995 mm width) and a total of six different wheelbases from 2,500 mm to 4,750 mm, the Next Generation eCanter can be used in light construction and horticulture, as well as in inner-city distribution transport and for municipal tasks.

Globally, more than 100 variants will become available. The Next Generation eCanter is powered either by a 110 kW (variants with a GVW of 4.25 and 6 tons) or 129 kW (variants with a GVW of 7.49 and 8.55 tons) electric motor with an optimised driveline and 430 Nm of torque. In order to meet the varied customer requirements, a new type of modular battery concept offers customers three options with a range of up to 70 km, 140 km or 200 km on a single battery charge. The LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries have a nominal capacity of 41.3 kWh per individual battery module. The charging unit is compatible with all voltages used in core markets and supports charging with both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). The Combined Charging System (CCS) is the charging standard, and charging is possible with up to 104 kW.

The Next Generation eCanter is available with the latest safety equipment such as Active Brake Assist 5 (ABA5) collision warning and braking system, as well as the Active Sideguard Assist, thereby also setting new benchmarks in its segment. Another highlight is the availability of a PTO (Power Take Off), catering to a variety of special purpose vehicles. With the eMobility ecosystem, FUSO offers its customers consulting and support on all aspects with regard to charging infrastructure, financing and operation. Start of Sales is planned for Q4 2022, series production of the FUSO Next Generation eCanter will follow in 2023.

Karl Deppen, CEO Daimler Truck told media at the launch: “At FUSO, we are frontrunners in the electrification of commercial vehicles. Since the introduction of the small-series FUSO eCanter five years ago, we gained extensive experience and valuable feedback from customers running the trucks in daily operations.”

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Stephen Whitehttps://truckandfleetme.com/
Stephen White was formerly editor of Big Project ME.
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