Solar powered truck from Fuso in the US

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has announced it will cooperate with eNow to offer a range of solar-based auxiliary power systems as an option to the Canter FE and FG series.

The auxiliary systems on offer will vary from a small 30W system capable of keeping the battery topped up, to a powerful 6400W system able to power lift gates and refrigeration systems.

The systems on offer are designed by eNow, who use electricity generated by solar panels to be used for various equipment fitted on trucks and reduce running costs. The company claims to have 'ruggedised' components in order to cope with the operational needs of the trucking industry.

“Mitsubishi Fuso Truck has a long history of making environmentally sound vehicles,” said Todd Bloom, US Fuso’s President & CEO. “Our new partnership with eNow is another step in assuring our customers have access to vehicles that consistently offer lower cost-of-ownership, while maintaining as small an environmental footprint as is practical. And in this case, environmentally sound technology also solves specific operating issues for some of the auxiliary equipment our customers install on their trucks.”

The systems are available in multiple versions depending upon the needs of the truck operator. There are a number of optional panel sizes, layouts and weight options. The system is based on a modular design to allow the operator to design a custom system to suit their needs.

“This new partnership further expands the availability of our sun-powered technology to the commercial transportation industry,” said Jeff Flath, CEO of eNow. “It’s a move that makes great economic sense and helps efforts to reduce targeted emissions. We look forward to working with Mitsubishi Fuso in this exciting venture.”

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