Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter

Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter

Editor Wakesho

The eCanter is almost completely silent and doesn’t spew CO2 into the air.Most delivery trucks use diesel and make quite a bit of racket while the engine runs. Anytime you can reduce noise in a work environment, not only are you making things better for employees but also, in this instance, reducing noise pollution on our already hectic streets.

The eCanter has a range of 60 to 80 miles based on the terrain and how much of a load it’s carrying. The truck is rated for 9,000 pounds of cargo. Recharging the vehicle’s six battery packs can take as long as eight hours using a typical level 2 charger, but with a DC fast-charger it can get to 80 percent in about an hour. This means a driver could replenish the charge during a lunch break if a fast-charger is available. A full charge will take up to two hours.

Depending on its body, it has a payload capacity of up to 3.5 tons, and its electric drivetrain incorporates six high voltage lithium-ion batteries, each storing 13.8 kilowatt hours at 420 volts. With 390 Nm of constant power output, the 175-hp, 7.49-ton vehicle can accelerate almost like a car. Its top speed is limited to 80 km/h .The batteries, which together weigh around 600 kilograms, enable driving ranges of more than 100 km more than enough for daily urban distribution transportation in most cases.

The truck will have a range of 100 miles per charge.Standard equipment on the eCanter includes six Mercedes-Benz liquid-cooled, 360V, 82.8 kWh lithium-ion batteries. The gross vehicle weight rating is 15,995 pounds and it has a payload capacity of 9,380 pounds.

The eCanter probably won’t be replacing vehicles that needed to cover all those miles in a day. The silent truck also displays the characteristics found on other electric vehicles. It has plenty of torque right off the line and that power is available at almost any speed. Driving it as easy as driving any truck with an automatic transmission: You just point and go. For drivers that might not be fans of change, the only adaptation they’ll have to make is looking at a battery gauge instead of a fuel one.The eCanter allows customers to take advantage of a light duty electric truck that is both economical and environmentally friendly, not to mention dependable, maneuverable, and quiet, as the solution for clean urban deliveries. The eCanter is only the first of many other electric vehicles from Mitsubishi FUSO’s E-FUSO.

The total weight allowance is 7.49 tonne with a load capacity of up to 4.5 tonne. The battery pack consists of 100 Li-ion cells that delivers a maximum voltage of 420 V and 13.8 kWh of energy per pack. The battery charger supports both AC and DC charging via CHAdeMO. Thus, 80% of charging is possible in 1 hour (DC) and 9 hour(AC).

In comparison you will have 30 % less maintenance costs and potential fuel savings of 1,000 euros per 10,000 km depending on diesel and power prices.The futuristic cabin design combines functionality with comfort. Driver oriented design comes equipped with 12 inch screen displays, push start, button shift and comfortable seats. And the adaptive lighting ensures a car like ambiance.

Charging is also possible on conventional sockets. The efficiency of an electrically powered vehicle fleet of eCanters gives customers the opportunity to perfectly balance load times, electricity usage rates, electricity demand, as well as the technical infrastructure. E-FUSO offers customized solutions in energy management, which are tailored to the needs of customers.

The eCanter is built upon hundreds of thousands of kilometers of extensive fleet testing completed across multiple countries.

The E- FUSO eCanter with its locally emission free drive will not only relieve city centers from excess exhaust and noise emissions, but will also be an economically attractive alternative to the diesel engine.