Mitsubishi FUSO announces its world’s first commercialized series production All-Electric Vehicle.
New York City, NY – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks – the global market leader with truck brands that include; Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz and FUSO – today celebrated the global launch of the FUSO eCanter in New York City. The FUSO eCanter is the world’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck and will be delivered to customers starting this year in the US, Europe and Japan. MFTBC is planning to deliver 500 units of this generation eCanter to customers in the next two years. Large scale production is intended to start in 2019.
Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia: “In times, when everybody is talking about electric trucks, we are the first to actually commercialize a series produced all-electric vehicle. Having a long history in alternative drivetrains, we are proud to now step into this new era. Our FUSO eCanter comes with years of customer testing, and the assurance of parts, services, and warranty through our global FUSO dealership network.”
“Our new FUSO eCanter now addresses the increasing demand globally for products to meet and exceed high CO2 emission standards. It offers an attractive and cost-effective alternative to combustion engines, and makes electric trucks key to the future of inner city distribution”, Llistosella added.