ZERO EMISSIONS, 100% ELECTRIC: FUSO CANTER E-CELL CUSTOMER TRIALS COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY
Stuttgart/Lisbon – One year after the hand-over of FUSO Canter E-Cell trucks to selected customers, the trials for the battery-electric-powered “Zero Emission” vehicle were officially completed in Portugal. At an event held in Lisbon, Paulo Portas, Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal, representatives of government authorities, customers as well as the management of FUSO Truck Europe and Daimler Trucks drew a positive conclusion from the real-life performance of the trucks.
“The FUSO Canter E-Cell project is a great example of innovation and collaboration between the Portuguese government, its agencies, FUSO and Daimler Trucks”, said Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia.
The vehicles proved adequate for everyday use in short range delivery
First findings from the trials with eight vehicles indicate the vehicles proved adequate for everyday use in short range delivery and inner city transportation. The trucks achieved a range of more than 100 kilometers, thus exceeding the average distance many short-radius distribution trucks usually travel per day. The FUSO Canter E-Cell reached a payload of two tonnes, an amount necessary for customers to operate their fleet efficiently. At the same time, preliminary analysis points to cost savings of about 1.000€ per 10.000 km compared to conventional diesel trucks.
The capabilities of these electrically-powered light-duty trucks were put to the test under a wide range of conditions. Especially it is used for activities regarding to horticultural and waste disposal purposes such as forest maintenance, collecting recyclable waste…Moreover the Canter E-cell is used for house-to-house deliveries or distribution among cities.