FUSO (owned by Daimler Trucks), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, has delivered three all-electric eCanter light-duty trucks to IKEA Japan, the Japanese subsidiary of Swedish home furnishing company. It is the first home furnishing company to receive delivery of the eCanter.
In Germany, a further three FUSO eCanter operated by Rhenus Group are used for furniture home delivery for IKEA in Berlin since 2017.
IKEA Japan established a target to use a fleet of 100 per cent electric vehicles for its transportation by 2025. As its first step toward sustainable transportation, IKEA Japan introduced the locally emission-free eCanter trucks into its home furnishing delivery fleet.
With a range of 100-kilometres, the 7.49 tonne vehicle easily meets the inner-city short-range distribution requirements of its customers. The eCanter used for deliveries drives an average of approximately 50km per day.
As a pioneer of electric trucks, FUSO has set the vision to accelerate electrification and locally zero emission transportation in the commercial vehicle industry. In line with the sustainability strategy of Daimler Trucks, FUSO leads the commercial vehicle industry into the future and aims to have all new vehicles in the Triad (Europe, North America, and Japan) “tank-to-wheel” CO2-neutral by 2039.
Over 60 all-electric light-duty trucks are already running in Japan and more than 200 eCanter in daily customer operations worldwide. More deliveries are set to follow successively as FUSO continues to engage customers in a variety of industries as they switch to sustainable transportation solutions.