Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has 20 electric light trucks “eCanter” to be introduced in October 2021 by Australia Post.
Start of Operation of “eCanter in Australia
Australia Post will be the first customer to introduce the “eCanter” electric light truck in Australia. The delivered eCanter will be used for daily postal delivery operations in the future. Australia Post, a state-owned company that provides postal services throughout Australia, currently operates more than 3,000 electric vehicles. The company has set a goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 15 per cent compared to 2019 by 2025, and “eCanter” is expected to contribute to the realisation of this vision.
The “eCanter” delivered to the company will travel to Australia and will be used for parcel delivery operations. In addition, “eCanter” will be operated by StarTrack, a subsidiary of Australia Post, which provides express delivery services for companies. Australian customers who have introduced “eCanter” will be the e-mobility team of Daimler Trucks & Bus Australia, which will oversee the import and sales of commercial vehicle brands such as Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner in addition to the local Fuso sales network.
The “eCanter” for the Australian market will be exported as a finished vehicle from the Tramagal plant in Portugal and will be the latest model with the same standard specifications as the models currently sold in Japan and Europe. In addition to the vehicle stability control device “Electronic Stability Program” the collision damage mitigation brake “Advanced Emergency Braking System” and the lane departure warning system “Lane Departure Warning System” are used to support safe driving in urban environments.