Fuso Exhibits Canter E-CELL Electric Light-Duty Truck at
Kawasaki International ECO-Tech Fair 2012

February 9, 2012

•  Showcasing “Zero Emission” Canter E-CELL Electric Light-Duty Truck
•  Offering Environmental Seminars at Show and Plant Tour for Kawasaki Students
•  Commitment to “Leadership in Green Innovation”: Key Pillar Under Fuso’s 5-Pillar Strategy “FUSO 2015”

Kawasaki - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today announced that it will exhibit its “Zero Emission” Canter E-CELL electric light-duty truck at the Kawasaki International ECO-Tech Fair 2012. MFTBC will also offer seminars on its environmental technologies at the show and invite elementary and junior high school students in Kawasaki City to visit its Kawasaki plant. The Kawasaki International ECO-Tech Fair runs February 10-11 at the Todoroki Arena in Kawasaki City, Japan.

About the “Zero Emission” Canter E-CELL Concept Model

Unveiled first time to the world at the 63rd Hanover International Motor Show 2010 and in Japan at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011, the Canter E-CELL electric light-duty truck concept model works towards achieving emissions-free mobility in densely populated areas and environmentally-sensitive areas. Fuso is presenting the practice-oriented design study of the Canter E-CELL based on a Canter 3S13 with a permissible gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tons. Key components include lithium-ion batteries (40 kWh) and an electric motor (output of 70kW, maximum torque of 300 Nm). The vehicle can travel about 120 km with a 10-hour charge (200V).

The Canter E-CELL is one of many proof points of Fuso’s strong commitment to becoming the “Leader in Green Innovation,” one of key pillars under Fuso’s 5-pillar strategy “FUSO 2015,” and a further step in the “Shaping Future Transportation” initiative of Daimler Trucks, of which MFTBC is an integral part.

Canter E-CELL on YouTube “Fusoofficial” Site: (@2:28)

Shaping Future Transportation”

Fuso’s continuing efforts in advanced diesel, hybrid-electric and electric vehicle development are part of the “Shaping Future Transportation” initiative of Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses. This initiative is aimed at redoubling ongoing efforts to achieve a major reduction in the fuel consumption and exhaust emissions of commercial vehicles. “Shaping Future Transportation” encompasses alternative drive system initiatives across various commercial vehicle brands.

Canter E-CELL


Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2010, the company sold a total of about 140,700 vehicles including light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Daimler AG owns 89.29% of MFTBC shares and various Mitsubishi group companies own 10.71% of MFTBC shares. MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks Division of Daimler AG.