Mitsubishi is moving forward with its next generation of electric trucks

Mitsubishi is moving forward with its next generation of electric trucks

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), which is owned by Japanese manufacturers Daimler Trucks (from Mercedes-Benz), moving forward and their electric trucks. The next-generation eCanter test vehicles were presented for the first time in a test field in Japan.

After launching the first mass-produced eCanter electric truck in its country, MFTBC has introduced an improved model with advanced safety features to the Japanese market in 2020. Currently, the company is continuing the development and testing stages of the next generation the future of electricity. trucks.


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The mass-production model will come with additional updates in terms of range and safety features, and will be offered in a wide array of variants to suit various transportation needs. The trucks were tested under harsh conditions in hot and cold weather, both in Japan and abroad.

In addition, driving tests exceeding the total distance of more than 1 million kilometers will be completed until the official launch. The Mitsubishi division previously announced plans to electrify all new models for the Japanese market by 2039 and accelerate its move to CO2 neutrality.

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To date, more than 350 eCanter vehicles have been introduced in Japan, Europe, the United States, Australia and New Zealand and have collectively traveled more than 4.5 million kilometers worldwide through daily operations. The electric truck has been tracking the sustainability projects of companies around the world, as the transition to CO2 neutrality takes place.

According to MFTBC, eCanter trucks, which are in the 7.5 ton gross weight class, ensure a range of 100 km per load. The electric drive system powers a motor with a maximum power of 135 kW, a maximum torque of 390 Nm and six high-voltage lithium-ion batteries (370 V, 13.5 kWh). With fast charging stations, the car only takes about 1.5 hours to fully charge, according to the company.

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