Daimler Trucks is continuing deliveries of the FUSO eCanter, its fully electric light-duty truck, adding Calor, one of the United Kingdom’s best-known gas suppliers, as its newest customer.
Emitting zero emissions, the FUSO eCanter is now delivering the company’s bottled butane and propane to customers in central London. Helping to reduce the environmental impact of delivery operations, the truck spends much of its time working inside the city’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) contributing to improving the city’s air quality.
A single charge gives the eCanter an operating range of approximately 100 km, which is ample for many urban delivery applications. Calor’s vehicle typically covers around 50 kilometres a day, and its batteries are replenished overnight at a recharging point in the depot. Typically, it leaves the depot each morning carrying a 2,370 kg load, and remains heavily laden throughout the day, as the driver collects empty gas bottles each time he drops off full ones.
Sixteen FUSO eCanter from Daimler Trucks’ small series-production in Tramagal, Portugal, have been delivered to customers in the U.K. so far. In the United States, Europe, and Japan, customers are now operating more than 150 vehicles in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, and Lisbon.