NZ officials tour FUSO HQ

In News, Fuso1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 20, 2022

A delegation from the New Zealand Government has been given a high-level tour of FUSO headquarters in Kawasaki, Japan.

The delegation, which included Minister of Energy and Resources Dr Megan Woods, was also provided with an overview of the manufacturer’s zero emission truck and bus program.

The ministerial delegation also included five business partners with expertise in the energy, sustainability and hydrogen sectors, as well as secretaries and advisors.

The delegation was given a factory tour and an in-depth overview of the Daimler Truck and FUSO pathway to a complete range of battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles.

The FUSO eCanter was also front and centre, with delegation members given an opportunity to experience what it is like to drive it.

“Fuso New Zealand is keen to play a central role in assisting New Zealand achieve its mission to decarbonise the freight transport industry while managing the ever-increasing freight task, so we are excited Dr Woods and the other key stakeholders were prepared to invest the time in learning about this pivotal technology,” said Fuso New Zealand managing director, Kurtis Andrews.

“We have an exciting story to tell, whether it be the eCanter that is already helping some of New Zealand’s leading companies reduce their carbon footprint or our future zero emission models that are currently being developed by FUSO and Daimler Truck.”