Key markets for Fuso eCanter electric trucks in Europe

2021/08/17 at 2:23 PM

The Fuso eCanter electric trucks are gaining popularity across the world. Daimler Truck has already sold over 250 lorries since the start of series production in late 2017. Europe is among the key markets for zero-emission light commercial vehicles.

The Fuso eCanter electric truck was developed for short-haul deliveries by the Japan-based Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, which is owned by Daimler Truck. It is able to move freight without carbon emissions at a distance of more than 100 kilometres. Due to its reliability for operations in the highly-populated urban areas, the eCanter electric vehicles have become popular in Japan, Europe, the U.S. and New Zealand.

FUSO eCanter electric truck for Rhyner Logistik, source: Daimler Truck

As for the European market, the trucks of this type are running in 13 countries in the region: Germany, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland. For instance, earlier this year, the Fuso eCanter trucks were put into operation by Rhyner Logistik for inner-city distribution in Zürich. “The eCanter even fits into underground car parks and its electric drive brings clear advantages in stop-and-go city traffic,” says Stefan Greub, CEO and managing director of the Swiss logistics provider.

First customers in Europe

The Fuso eCanter electric trucks were inaugurated in the European market by four Germany-based logistics providers such as DHL, DB Schenker, Rhenus Group and Dachser. DHL initially added six eCanter electric vehicles to its fleet, DB Schenker and Rhenus Group – three per each and Dachser – two lorries. All the vehicles from the initial orders are running in Germany. It is worth adding that some of the mentioned companies have purchased more trucks of this type. In October 2020, DB Schenker ordered 36 eCanter trucks for operations in 11 European countries.

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