In line with the overall strategy of Daimler Truck AG, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and its FUSO brand are also working hard to lead truck electrification. At the Tokyo Motor Show 2017, MFTBC unveiled its revolutionary all-electric heavy-duty truck concept - The E-FUSO Vision One.
Vision One as a concept for heavy-duty trucking
The E-FUSO Vision One is an all-electric heavy-duty truck concept, has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of about 23 tons and carries a payload of approximately 11 tons, just two tons less than its diesel counterpart - The FUSO Super Great. With batteries performing at up to 300 kilowatt hours and with a range of up to 350 kilometers, the E-FUSO Vision One marks the top end of the company’s electric truck and bus portfolio. While the electrification of long-haul trucks will still need considerable time, a potential application for the E-FUSO Vision One heavy-duty truck is regional intra-city distribution. Given growing customer interest, infrastructure development and regulatory efforts to spur the electrification of road transport, FUSO expects high customer interest in an electric heavy-duty truck.
In addition to the E-FUSO Vision One, FUSO also recently launched its eCanter in New York City; the first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck.
FUSO: Dedication to electrify whole range of trucks and buses
With the launch of the concept E-FUSO Vision One, FUSO underlined its commitment to electrify its complete range of products in the coming years. However, the E-FUSO Vision One is not the first electric truck from FUSO. The eCanter, the world’s first fully electric series-produced light-duty truck for urban distribution is already on roads around the world. Within just two years FUSO has delivered around 150 eCanter trucks to customers in the U.S., Europe and Japan.