Mitsubishi Fuso tests all-electric truck in Bali, Indonesia

Mitsubishi Fuso’s electric truck “eCanter”. Credit: AFP

Mitsubishi Fuso, a Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA) Japanese truck and bus maker, has announced that it will begin customer trials of its first all-electric light-duty truck, the eCanter, in Bali, Indonesia, in August.

Indonesia is ramping up its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate greener transport. With the government’s recent focus on sustainability initiatives, Indonesian logistics providers are also exploring ways to integrate electric vehicles (EVs) into their vehicles.

Electric trucks will be used to distribute raw materials and deliver mail in the Denpasar area of ​​Bali. Through the eCanter trial, MFTBC hopes to gain more insight into customer needs and potential challenges.

The Fuso eCanter is Daimler’s first all-electric light-duty truck series in Japan, launched in 2017. Mitsubishi Fuso says the eCanter makes less noise and vibration than conventional diesel vehicles, making it particularly suitable for inner-city routes and late-night and early-morning runs.

To date, the company has delivered over 350 eCanter units to customers in Japan, Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand.

Japanese customers include Furukawa Shinko, which operates a private garbage collection business in parts of Tokyo. Furukawa Shinko uses his eCanter as a garbage truck in Tokyo, and the eCanter garbage truck is his second in the country.

In March of this year, the first eCanter garbage truck was delivered to Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Mitsubishi Fuso tests all-electric truck in Bali, Indonesia

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