Daimler Trucks have been developing alternate propulsion vehicles to meet the increasing demand for emission free vehicles for commercial purpose. One of the front runners of the company in their electric mobility endeavour has been the Fuso eCanter. This light truck is based on the Fuso Canter, a very popular LCV in Asia. The eCanter has been slowly but steadily adding various European cities as its playground. After cities in Germany, UK, France, Portugal, Netherlands and Denmark, the truck has now commenced operating in the Irish capital of Dublin.
These trucks have been ordered by the Irish postal service, AnPost. With this induction, AnPost has become the first postal service in the world to use zero local emission vehicles as delivery vehicles. The Fuso eCanter was launched in 2017 and within two years they have been able to sell 150 electric trucks globally. This is small but important move.
The eCanter, with its range of 100 km and fast charging time of just One and a half hours is most suited for operation in the cities of Europe. It is powered by a 129 KW (173 BHP), 390 N-m electric motor. The energy for propulsion is stored in six 420 V Li-ion batteries with a total storage capacity of 13.8 KW-H. The Fuso e-Canter has a capacity of 7.49 tonnes.