Mitsubishi E-Fuso Points to the Future of Electric Semi Trucks for City Deliveries (Tokyo Motor Show)

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E-FUSO Vision One

Today, at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, The E-FUSO electric semi truck has been officially unveiled under the branch of Mitsubishi FUSO Truck and Bus Corporation (Daimler Trucks) in dedication to the FUSO alternative drive-trains. The E-FUSO Vision One is the truck to reinforce the company’s commitment to electric trucks and buses. The E-FUSO will use the new battery charging technological advancements developed under Daimler Trucks, and the company says it will set the bar for any future electric trucks planned for design under the Mitsubishi FUSO Truck and Bus Corporation.


The E-FUSO gross weight is approximately 23 tons (46,000 lbs), and it will be able to accept a weight (or payload) of about 11 tons (about 4,000 lbs less than competitive diesel-powered delivery trucks). This Class 8 truck is expected to go an estimated 350 km (or 210 miles) on a single charge of 300 kilowatt hours. Mitsubishi FUSO Truck and BUS Corporation plans to add an optional power-train alternative in the near future. The E-FUSO is realistically expected to be implemented into European markets as a commercial vehicle within the next four years. Thanks to Daimler AG, the E-FUSO will be granted access to a wide array of technological advancements required to build upon the new electric series.

Check out the image above of the E-FUSO next to a conventional FUSO truck with the New York City skyline in the background. Perhaps, this means that Daimler is planning to sell the electrified trucks in the United States as well. We will have to wait and see how this develops.

Here is a detailed look at a traditional long-haul semi truck.