The next generation eCanter from Fuso has been unveiled with a choice of six wheelbases.
Fuso – the Japanese subsidiary of Daimler Truck – has made several adjustments to the next generation eCanter.
While the current electric truck was previously only available as a 7.49-tonner with a wheelbase of 3,400 millimetres, customers now have a choice of six wheelbases between 2,500 and 4,750 millimetres and a permissible gross vehicle weight of 4.25 to 8.55 tonnes. The load capacity of the chassis is up to 5.0 tonnes.
The eCanter is powered either by a 110 kW (150 hp) electric motor in variants with gross weights of 4.25 and 6.0 tonnes, or a 129 kW (180 hp) electric motor in variants with gross weights of 7.49 and 8.55 tonnes. This optimised driveline delivers 430 Nm of torque; the maximum speed is 89 km/h.
Karl Deppen, CEO Daimler Truck Asia: “Since the introduction of the small-series Fuso eCanter five years ago, we have gained extensive experience and valuable feedback from customers running the trucks in daily operations.
“With the next generation eCanter, we are now offering our customers tailor-made eMobility solutions for a broad range of applications.
“By taking the next step, extending our product portfolio and entering large scale production we continue to lead the sustainable transportation of the future.”
Depending on the wheelbase, three different battery packs are available: S, M and L.
The batteries use lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cell technology. These are characterised above all by a long service life and more usable energy.
The battery pack in the S variant has a nominal capacity of 41 kWh and enables a range of up to 70 kilometres (43 miles).
In the M variant, the nominal capacity is 83 kWh and the range is up to 140 kilometres (86 miles).
The L variant, as the most powerful package, offers a nominal capacity of 124 kWh and a range of up to 200 kilometres (124 miles).
Recuperation can increase the range even further, which at the same time minimises charging breaks, says Fuso.
Until now, the eCanter only had a battery option with a nominal capacity of 81kWh and a range of up to 62 miles.
As far as battery charging is concerned, the Next Generation eCanter is compatible with all main voltages in the major markets.
The charging unit 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. DC fast charging to 90% of capacity is possible in approximately 36 minutes (S), 44 minutes (M) and 75 minutes (L), depending on the battery pack.
AC charging (11kW and 22 kW) takes between four and six hours, depending on the battery pack.