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The all-electric Fuso eCanter truck takes part in an exhibit to highlight Indonesia’s commitment to emissions reductions.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation has announced that the official Fuso distributor of Indonesia, PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB) is showcasing the all-electric light-duty eCanter truck at the Battery Based Electric Motor Vehicle Exhibition hosted by the Ministry of Transportation of Indonesia. The exhibit, which has been organised alongside the G20 Bali Summit, is running from 12th to 16th November.
The Indonesian government is now focused on green initiatives as one of the major focus areas of its national development strategy, and has positioned Sustainable Energy Transition as one of its three pillars for its 2022 G20 presidency. The exhibit installed in conjunction with the G20 Bali Summit aims to showcase the the country’s commitment to future mobility solutions that will aid this sustainability shift.
Following this national-level interest in emissions reductions, local industries have also been exploring means of integrating electric vehicles into their fleets. Throughout September and October 2022, KTB collaborated with major logistic transport company PT. Trimitra Trans Persada (“B-Log”) to test the eCanter truck during day-to-day operations.
B-Log, which oversees a 3000 strong fleet running in 40 cities across the archipelago, trialed the eCanter in their daily deliveries in the capital city of Jakarta. Routes in areas such as Tangerang, which is home to an international airport and one of the more concentrated urban centers in the larger Jarkarta metropolitan area, allowed the logistics company to experience the vehicle’s practicality.
This collaboration in Jakarta follows the customer trials which took place during July in Denpasar, Bali, and are part of the preparations taking place to introduce the electric vehicle into the Indonesian market in the coming years. While trials allow for KTB and MFTBC to gain insight into customer needs, usage patterns, and potential challenges during this time, the truck operators and drivers are also able to familiarise themselves with the new technology. The eCanter is the only electric truck in Indonesia that is being run in such trials under real business conditions. By setting these benchmarks with customers and cross-industry partners in Indonesia, Mitsubishi Fuso and KTB aim to further drive the sustainability shift in this major market.
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