Fuso delivers 900 new electric trucks

One of Yamamoto Transport's new Fuso eCanters.

The newest model of the Fuso eCanter electric truck has begun arriving at Yamato Transport in Tokyo — a world first delivery.

Yamato’s vehicle delivery consists of standard cab, S-battery van vehicles with three compartments for dry, refrigerated and frozen functions.

“The introduction of EVs is one of the most important initiatives to promote our sustainable management,” said President of Yamato Transport, Yutaka Nagao.

“In introducing EVs, it is important that they are easy to use for employees, as well as environmentally friendly and have good performance.”

Yamato Transport introduced the first generation eCanter six years ago and, based on the results, decided to introduce 900 units of the new eCanter nationwide.

The new model, with a 2-tonne payload capacity, is more manoeuvrable, making it suitable for urban deliveries. In addition, the charging port is mounted at the rear of the vehicle for easy daily charging.

“Fuso’s eCanter reduces the burden on drivers by offering them safe, low vibration driving without emissions,” said President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Karl Deppen.

“This was highly evaluated by Yamato Transport, who previously introduced 25 of the first generation eCanter back in 2017. We are honoured to support Yamato Transport in their continuing efforts to go carbon neutral as they deploy our EV trucks throughout Japan.”

Yamato Group has a target of a 48 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, followed by zero emissions by 2050.

MFTBC first launched the eCanter in 2017 as Japan’s first mass-produced emission free, light-duty truck with low noise and vibrations for residential deliveries.

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