New York City, NY– Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks - the global market leader with truck brands including; Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz and FUSO - today celebrated the global launch of the FUSO eCanter in New York City. The FUSO eCanter is the world's first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck that will be delivered to customers starting this year in the US, Europe and Japan.
At the global launch, FUSO today announced the company's first U.S. commercial partner for the eCanter: UPS will use the zero-emission trucks with an eye to moving their fleet toward being more sustainable.
Carlton Rose, President, Global Fleet Maintenance & Engineering, UPS: "At UPS, we constantly evaluate and deploy advanced technologies that enable sustainable, innovative solutions for our fleet. Electric trucks make our fleet both cleaner and quieter, adding to our already more than 8,500 alternative drivetrain vehicles in service today. We have a long-standing global relationship with Daimler, and we welcome the opportunity to trial the Fuso e-Canter as UPS continues to realize the benefits of electric trucks."
In coordination with the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, FUSO also will supply a fleet of eight local zero emission FUSO eCanter trucks to well-known New York based not-for-profits, including: Wildlife Conservation Society, New York Botanical Garden, Habitat for Humanity, New York City, and Big Reuse Brooklyn.
To celebrate the launch, FUSO set up a temporary installation in New York City's East Village called "Energy Station of the Future". The event was the perfect backdrop for FUSO's vision of how using the zero-emission, zero-noise eCanter will help transform New York City, and other urban areas, into cleaner and quieter places for everyday deliveries.