Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. (MFTBC), a part of Daimler Trucks, unveiled E-Fuso, a new brand exclusively dedicated to electric mobility of trucks and buses. MFTBC also celebrated the world premiere of its all-electric heavy-duty truck concept, named E-Fuso Vision One.
“Our E-Fuso Vision One is an outlook on a feasible all-electric heavy-duty truck,” said Marc Llistosella, president and chief executive officer of MFTBC and head of Daimler Trucks Asia. ” It underlines our commitment to electrify our complete product range. Fuso has been a pioneer in the electrification of trucks for many years. Just one month ago we launched our eCanter, the first serial-produced, all-electric light duty truck. In the future, all our electrified vehicles will run under the name of E-Fuso, our new product brand dedicated exclusively to electric trucks and buses. With the eCanter, we have proven electric trucks are feasible for commercialization. Today, our eCanter saves up to $1,900 in running costs per 10,000 mi. And with the rapidly evolving battery technology, we will continue to develop electric trucks and buses that will have a positive environmental and economic impact on society.”
The E-Fuso Vision One concept truck has a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of about 23 tons and carries a payload of approximately 11 tons, 2 tons less than its diesel counterpart. It can be fitted with batteries up to 300 kilowatt hours, thus enabling a range of up to 200 miles on a single charge. While the electrification of long-haul trucks will still need considerable time, a potential application for the Vision One heavy-duty truck is regional intra-city distribution, the company suggested. Given growing customer interest, infrastructure development and regulatory efforts which are likely to spur the electrification of road transport, a possible market entry for series version of the E-Fuso Vision One could be feasible within four years in mature markets like Japan and Europe, Fuso said.
With the launch of the electric brand E-Fuso, Fuso also underlined its commitment to electrify its complete range of products, saying that in upcoming years, all truck and bus models by Fuso will include an additional electric powertrain alternative. The timing for the launch of each model will be defined according to the required technology and feasibility.