Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation announced that 20 units of the all-electric Fuso eCanter truck will soon become part of the Australia Post fleet.
In October, Australia Post will become the first local customer to integrate the electric light-duty truck into its daily operations.
Australia Post is a government business enterprise providing postal services in Australia. The organization has the largest electric fleet in the country, with over 3,000 electric delivery vehicles.
The eCanters are expected to contribute to Australia Post’s target of reducing overall emissions by 15% by 2025 from 2019 levels.
How will the Fuso eCanter be used?
The eCanter trucks will run in major cities across Australia to support parcel deliveries. Australia Post’s StarTrack subsidiary, which provides express logistics solutions for enterprises, will also be operating the eCanter.
The trucks will be supported by the FUSO retail network and the e-mobility experts of Daimler Truck and Bus Australia, which oversees the import and distribution of FUSO, Mercedes-Benz, and Freightliner brand commercial vehicles.
The eCanter for Australia is shipped from Tramagal, Portugal, and comes with the same standard specifications as the models currently available in Japan and Europe.
In order to support safe driving in city environments, the vehicle is installed with safety features such as the Advanced Emergency Braking System, the Lane Departure Warning System, as well as the Electronic Stability Program.
The vehicle was also tested rigorously through a six-month local trial, during which it was operated with a maximum load.
has now delivered more than 250 units of the all-electric Fuso eCanter truck around the world since the beginning of small series production in 2017.
About the Fuso eCanter
The Fuso eCanter is Daimler Truck’s first all-electric light-duty truck in small-series production, capable of carrying 7.49-tonne vehicle with a range of over 100 km, a top speed of 80 km/h, and an output of 129 kW.
This means that the Fuso eCanter is now operated by customers in 17 different countries worldwide – Germany, France, Netherlands, UK, Portugal, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, USA, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia.
The all-electric light-duty truck is FUSO’s answer to the public’s need for a zero-emission and zero-noise truck for inner-city distribution.
It helps to solve the increasing noise and pollution problems in urban environments across the globe. In addition to being an environmentally-friendly vehicle, it is also cost‑efficient and economical for users.