Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has announced the delivery of the new eCanter, marking a world-first introduction.
Yamato Transport Expands Its Fleet with 900 New eCanters
Approximately 900 units of this emission-free, electric light truck are being sold to Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
Launched by MFTBC in 2017, the eCanter has earned acclaim in Japan and globally. It offers a noiseless and low-vibration driving experience, significantly reducing the environmental impact. The new eCanter has found favour with Yamato, which initially introduced 25 units of the first-generation eCanter in 2017. Impressed by its performance in home delivery and logistics services, Yamato is now expanding its fleet with around 900 new eCanters, making the largest single order of these vehicles to date.
The eCanters delivered to Yamato Transport this time are a standard cab, S-battery van vehicle with three compartments for dry, refrigerated, and frozen functions. The narrowest standard cab vehicle newly added to the lineup with the new eCanter model is more maneuverable, making it suitable for deliveries around town. In addition, the charging port is mounted at the rear of the vehicle for easy daily charging and loading or unloading of cargo. With a maximum payload capacity of 2 tons, this is the company’s first introduction of a 2-ton class EV truck.
Yamato will use FUSO Green Lease, a specialised lease product designed for the new eCanter designed to meet the specific needs of EV trucks. This comprehensive package covers the eCanter vehicle, maintenance services, and special warranties, facilitating an easy and efficient transition to EV truck operations.
The company’s introduction of EV aligns with its broader sustainability goals, aiming to achieve a 48 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emission by 2030 and virtually zero emission by 2050.