NYC in a Canter
Daimler has rolled out its FUSO eCanter all-electric truck in New York. The first batch of eight local zero-emission vehicles was supplied to city not-for-profits, among them New York Botanical Garden, Habitat for Humanity New York City, and Big Reuse Brooklyn.
The vehicle has a range of 100 kms and a load capacity up to 3.5t. In comparison with a conventional diesel truck, it provides savings up to €1,000 per 10,000 kms on operating costs
Daimler began production of the first electric Canter as a limited-volume series at the end of July and is planning to deliver 500 units of this generation to customers within the next two years. Large-scale production is slated for 2019.
UPS has announced it will be the first commercial Daimler client in the US to deploy the eCanter, building on the company’s Rolling Laboratory fleet of more than 8,500 alternative fuel and advanced tech vehicles. Delivery giant UPS plans to source 25% of its energy requirements from renewable sources by 2025, up from its current 0.2%.
The UPS fleet currently boasts pedal power and electric-assisted bicycles in dense urban areas through to electric, hybrid electric, natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane and renewable diesel-fuelled vehicles.