THE FIRST PURELY ELECTRICALLY POWERED FUSO eCANTER FROM SERIES PRODUCTION TO RUN ON EUROPE’S ROADS. NOW IN USE FOR LOGISTICS GIANTS DHL, DB SCHENKER; RHENUS AND DACHSER.
Locally emission-free and virtually noiseless, that’s what it looks like, the future of European city logistics – and it’s starting now! At least according to the 14 fully electric FUSO eCanters that were handed over today in Berlin to the four major international logistics companies Deutsche Post DHL, DB Schenker, the Rhenus Group and Dachser. This makes the eCanters, with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 7.49 tonnes, quite officially the first series-produced, purely electrically powered trucks for the European market.
With their eCanterns, customers receive a completely practical and mature vehicle that has already clocked up more than 90,000 test kilometres. For this purpose, extensive customer trials were carried out with pre-series models in Portugal and Germany between 2014 and 2017. The data, experience and findings gathered in normal everyday logistics operations were incorporated into the development of the current small-series version of the FUSO eCanter. Since July this year, the electric-drive version has been fully integrated into the production line of the conventional Canter at the plant in Tramagal, Portugal. Thus, all Canter and eCanter for the European market are “Made in Europe”.