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Fuso reveals electric truck concept

Japanese truck brand, Fuso, a partner brand of Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler Group, has unveiled a heavy duty electric truck concept: E-Fuso Vision One.

TheE-Fuso Vision One’s debut also marked the launch of E-Fuso, a new sub-brand for Fuso’s electric truck and bus range.

The E-Fuso Vision One, has the potential to be taken from concept to production within the next four years as a sister vehicle to the eCanter medium duty truck, which went into limited production in Portugal earlier this year.

The E-Fuso Vision One is a heavier duty truck and beats the 100km range of the eCanter on a full charge, promising a 350km/217 mile range instead. It has a battery with a 350kWh capacity, capable of a fast charge in less than three hours and with a gross vehicle weight of 23 tonnes, it is capable of carrying a payload of 11 tonnes.

Fuso says its long-term vision is to electrify its entire model range, using parent company Daimler Group’s expertise in battery and charging technology.

Speaking at last week’s Tokyo Auto Show, Fuso CEO Marc Listosella said, “In the future, all our electrified vehicles will run under the name of E-Fuso, our new product brand dedicated exclusively to electric trucks and buses.”