An Post deployed the first two Fuso eCanter in Ireland.
The other countries where Fuso already delivered electric trucks are Germany, the UK, France, Portugal, the Netherlands and Denmark. Including Japan and the U.S., over 150 vehicles were deployed.
"Daimler Trucks and FUSO Europe are delighted to be working with An Post as they become the very first postal service provider in the world to attain zero carbon emission delivery status within a capital city. The FUSO eCanter is an integral part of our customer’s effort to reduce carbon emissions and in striving towards cleaner air quality in Ireland."
The company intends to increase eCanter deliveries in Europe, Japan and the United States successively - hopefully to at least hundreds per year (the initial target of 150 was achieved in two years).
"So far, the global FUSO eCanter fleet has achieved 1.6 million kilometers, driven locally emission-free in customer operations. With a range of 100 kilometres, the 7.49 tonne vehicle easily meets the inner-city short-range distribution requirements of its customers. The electric drive system carries a motor (maximum output: 129 kW; maximum torque: 390 Nm) and six high-voltage (with each 420 V and 13.8 kWh) lithium-ion battery packs. With quick-charging stations, the vehicle only takes approximately one and a half hours to fully recharge."
Gallery: Fuso eCanter
Fuso eCanter specs:
- over 62 miles (100 km) of range
- six high-voltage lithium-ion batteries with each 420 V and 13.8 kWh (82.8 kWh total)
- load-bearing capacity of up to 4.5 tons (gross weight of 7.5t)
- permanent magnet electric motor – peak output of 135 kW and 399 Nm
- 50 mph (80 km/h) top speed
- fast charging in 105 minutes