The Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid was first released to the market in 2006 and has since become widely accepted by many in the industry. Sales of the Canter Eco Hybrid have been strongest in Japan, however this model can also be found operating in Hong Kong, Ireland and Australia.
Now in its second generation, the Canter Eco Hybrid provides significantly decreased fuel consumption and emissions, whilst remaining easy to operate.
As a result of the success of the Canter Eco Hybrid, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) will be opening a new specialised hybrid test bench at its Kitsuregawa Proving Ground in Japan during December. This new facility will be used to test hybrid powertrains in a range of real-life conditions and driving modes. The company believes that this facility will be a key tool in developing even cleaner and more fuel efficient hybrid vehicles in the future.
MFTBC has announced Mr Genichiro Ishil as the new head of the Global Hybrid Centre. Mr Ishil has spent a several years working in Mitsubishi Fuso Research and Development.