Hello Dublin! FUSO eCanter delivers the post in Ireland
The world’s first all-electric light truck has added yet another European city as its home turf.
Two FUSO eCanter trucks are now operating in the Irish capital for the country’s post service An Post.
With the handover in Dublin, the FUSO eCanter is now running in 10 European cities in Germany, the UK, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark and Ireland.
Handover: (l-r) Robertino Renz; Regional Marketing & Sales Manager FUSO Europe; Olive Kiely; Head of Business Support, Transport & Network An Post and Gerard Rice; Managing Director FUSO Ireland
Daimler Trucks and FUSO Europe are delighted to be working with An Post as they become the very first postal service provider in the world to attain zero carbon emission delivery status within a capital city.
The FUSO eCanter is an integral part of our customer’s effort to reduce carbon emissions and in striving towards cleaner air quality in Ireland.
Since launching the eCanter in October 2017, FUSO achieved the initial sales target of 150 units in about two years since the first delivery to a customer. More deliveries in Europe, Japan and the United states are set to follow successively.
So far, the global FUSO eCanter fleet has achieved 1.6m km, driven locally emission-free in customer operations. With a range of 100km, the 7.49 tonne vehicle easily meets the inner-city short-range distribution requirements of its customers.
The electric drive system carries a motor (maximum output: 129 kW; maximum torque: 390 Nm) and six high- voltage (with each 420 V and 13.8 kWh) lithium-ion battery packs. With quick- charging stations, the vehicle only takes approximately one and a half hours to fully recharge.