The Fuso eCanter electric truck has been mass produced and has been marketed in various parts of the world such as Japan, the United States, and several European countries, which are intended for fleet consumers.
In general, the front view of the Fuso eCanter is not much different from ordinary (conventional) fuso trucks in general, but on this Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter there are a few details that make it more futuristic, namely the words ‘Fuso' on the back of a transparent acrylic which makes it look more modern and modern. ‘clean'.
Interestingly, this electric truck has a wind deflector or crested with a new model which is claimed to have three uses, namely improving the aerodynamic coefficient of drag, beautifying the appearance and preventing cables from getting stuck in the box.
Furthermore, for the interior, the layout of the eCanter dashboard has a dark feel and is studded with advanced features such as air conditioning which is equipped with automatic climate control, a headlamp with manual leveling function, there is also a touchscreen head unit and there is a start stop button and a slot to insert a key. .
The cabin of this truck is really a driver will be spoiled with many features. On the steering wheel, there are SRS Airbags that will protect the driver in the event of a frontal collision.
The sitting position in a truck is certainly not ergonomic, but the sitting position in the eCanter is still much better when compared to other trucks where the steering wheel position can be adjusted tilt and telescopically and there is a hand rest that makes driving more relaxed.
The electric motor used by the Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter is an AC Synchronous Electric Motor. The power generated by this electric motor is 180 hp and a maximum torque of 380 Nm. The power and torque are channeled to the inverter single gear reduction automatic transmission and transmitted via coupling to the rear wheels.
Although the power and torque produced is quite large, there is a potential for heat due to use that must be controlled. Therefore, this truck has 3 radiators, these 3 radiators are each in charge of cooling the electric motor, inverter, and battery.
The total battery capacity of the Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter is 82 kWh spread over 6 battery packs in this truck. Mitsubishi claims its 66 kWh can be used to drive this truck as far as 100 kilometers on a single charge. The distance of 100 kilometers is obtained from the assumption that if the load is filled it reaches 75% of the manufacturer's recommendations.
The maximum payload of this truck is 4 tons which means 75% of it is about 3 tons. The battery used by the electric Fuso is a Lithium-ion battery pack in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz with a voltage of 360 volts.
Regarding safety features, the four wheels of the eCanter have been embedded with four discs on the front and rear wheels and are equipped with ABS & EBD functions with Two Stage Regenerative.
In addition, several assistance features are also embedded such as assistance when on an incline, an anti-lock braking system, an electronic stability program to keep the vehicle stable, as well as a lane departure warning system to keep the vehicle on track.