Recently, our parent company, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), announced the opening of its new Quality Management Facility in Kawasaki, Japan. You’ll recall Ryan Chapman, President, FUSO Dealer Advisory Council, mentioned this when he updated you about DAC’s visit to our facility in October. Given this substantial investment in this innovative center, we wanted to provide you with some additional information about the facility.
DETROIT (Reuters) – Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) on Thursday said United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) will be the first U.S. commercial customer for its new battery-powered eCanter truck, and the company will expand its electric truck production as lower cost, longer-range batteries become available within two to three years.
INDIANAPOLIS. Mitsubishi Fuso announced it is developing a new gasoline powertrain for its FE Series medium-duty cabover trucks and launched its new electric truck, the eCanter, here at the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show.
According to the company Fuso’s FE130, FE160 and FE180 will be powered by a PSI-GMPT Vortec Series 6-liter V8 engine, coupled with an Allison 6-speed automatic transmission. The new V8 engine models will be the first Fuso vehicles to be assembled in the U.S., noted Jecka Glasman, Fuso’s president and CEO.
Mitsubishi Fuso plans to bring a new line of electric work trucks to the North American market.
The division of German automotive giant Daimler AG, which owns Mercedes-Benz, introduced Fuso’s eCanter electric truck at the 2017 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis on Wednesday.
Fuso said it will be the first fully-electric work truck designed and produced by a major truck manufacturer. The first models will be delivered to U.S. customers later this year.