The all-electric Next Generation Fuso eCanter light truck offers more power and efficiency, as well as a longer range than its predecessor.
The previous eCanter was a single model, with a 7.49-tonne GVW and 3,400mm wheelbase. Now customers have the choice of six wheelbases, from 2,500mm to 4,750mm, and gross weights of 4.25, 7.49 or 8.55 tonnes.
Load capacity can be up to 5.0 tonnes. The eCanter is now powered either by an electric motor with 430Nm of torque and outputs of either 110kW or 129kW. Maximum speed is electronically limited to 56mph.
Depending on the wheelbase, three different battery packs are available: S, M and L. The batteries use lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cell technology, which ensures long service life and more usable energy.
The S variant has a nominal capacity of 41kWh and range of up to 70 km. In M models these parameters increase to 83kWh and 140km. The most powerful L version boasts a nominal 124kWh, while potential range goes up to 200km – double that of the previous eCanter and comfortably more than the distance usually covered per day in light distribution traffic. Recuperation can increase the range even further, while at the same time minimising charging breaks.
The eCanter’s charging unit supports both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC), at up to 104kW. DC fast charging from 20% to 80% of capacity is possible in around 24 minutes with the S battery pack, or 26 and 39 minutes for M and L versions, respectively. AC charging (11 and 22 kW) takes around four to six hours, depending on the battery pack