Next generation of eCanter teased

In News, Fuso1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 18, 2022

Test vehicles of the next generation eCanter have been teased for the first time at the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation Kitsuregawa Proving Ground.

After launching Japan’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty eCanter truck in 2017, MFTBC introduced an improved model with advanced safety features for the Japanese market in 2020.

Currently, the company is proceeding with the development and testing stages of its next generation eCanter, in preparation for its upcoming launch. This mass production model will come with further upgrades in terms of range and safety features, and will be offered with an expanded lineup of variations that meet diverse transportation needs.

The truck has been tested under severe conditions in both hot and cold climates, both domestically and abroad. Driving tests surpassing a total distance of over 1 million km will be completed by the official launch.

MFTBC earlier announced plans to electrify all new models for the Japanese market by 2039 and accelerate its shift to CO2-neutrality.

“We are proceeding with the development of electrified vehicles and further expanding our EV-dedicated infrastructure,” said Hironobu Ando, vice president and head of product engineering.

“Our ultimate goal is to achieve CO2-neutrality in our commercial vehicles. Through this ambition, we hope to contribute to the sustainability of not only our customers’ businesses, but also that of society as a whole.”