Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

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Fuso Launches World’s Most Fuel-Efficient Canter Eco Hybrid
Light-Duty Truck in Taiwan

May 10 2013
•  Expanding hybrid offensive of most innovative truck, following launches in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand
•  First ever hybrid commercial trucks now available for the Taiwan market
•  Incorporating award winning innovation: DUONIC® dual-clutch transmission with hybrid motor
Kawasaki - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today launched its latest generation Canter Eco Hybrid light-duty truck for the Taiwan market. This marks another important international introduction of the innovative hybrid truck following the launches in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and a first ever hybrid commercial truck now available for the Taiwan market. The all-new hybrid truck was introduced to dealers, customers, and members of the media on May 10, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Speaking on the occasion of the launching event, Mr. Takao Suzuki, MFTBC Chairman of the Board, said, “Taiwan has developed as our number two largest export market for Fuso. The Canter light-duty truck has dominated the market with a number one market share over the last 21 years. Moving ahead, we are committed to evolve our industry-leading fuel-efficient products – the core of our strength – with our customers and to offer customers greater value through lower total cost of ownership.”
The new Canter Eco Hybrid is the most economical, environmentally friendly and commercially viable vehicles on the market which brings superb benefit to customers in terms of total cost of ownership. This latest innovation of Daimler Trucks Global Hybrid Center located within MFTBC in Kawasaki, Japan, has already received numerous prestigious awards including the Irish Green Commercial of the Year (Ireland), the 2013 RJC Car of the Year Special Award (Japan, won for first time in history for any commercial vehicles), the Kanagawa Global Warming Prevention Award (Japan) and the Best Energy Efficient Product Award (Ireland).
Main Characteristics of the Canter Eco Hybrid for Taiwan
•  World’s first to incorporate a dual-clutch transmission, DUONIC®, in combination with built-in hybrid motor
•  World champion fuel efficiency: The new Canter Eco Hybrid uses significantly lower fuel than a comparable conventional Canter diesel model
•  Industry-leading clean emissions: The environment will benefit from a reduction in CO2 emissions of several tons and significantly lower noise levels
•  Compact, high performance laminate-type lithium (Li)-ion battery contributing to overall vehicle performance and lower fuel consumption
DUONIC® Dual-Clutch Transmission with Hybrid Technology
•  World’s first dual-clutch transmission, DUONIC®, with built-in hybrid motor
•  Smooth and seamless gear change without shock or torque interruption
•  Newly introduced high-output, high-revolution motor, generating optimum torque and recuperation forces at every gear/speed
•  High power motor with a maximum output of 40 kW (200 Nm)
•  Technology supporting the overall truck to achieve even more CO2 reduction and fuel efficiency
Canter Eco Hybrid light-duty truck for the Taiwan market
Canter Eco Hybrid light-duty truck for the Taiwan market
FUSO 2015 “Leader in Green Innovation”
Today’s achievement represents a key milestone in achieving “FUSO 2015,” the company’s five-pillar growth strategy for the future introduced in October 2011. One of the five pillars is “Leader in Green Innovation,” meaning the company focuses on advances in Green Products, Green Factory and Infrastructure and Green Supply Chain to achieve an aggregate CO2 reduction of 7.5% by 2015.
The company plans to further enhance its fuel efficiency leadership position in conventionally-powered diesel vehicles, while pushing forward with advanced technologies like hybrid-electric and all-electric vehicles.
The 5 pillars under FUSO 2015, the company’s holistic improvement program aimed to increase operational excellence in all aspects, are: ‘Leader in Green Innovation,’ ‘Profitable Global Player,’ ‘Efficiency Leader,’ ‘Customer Number One in Japan,’ and ‘Employer Number One.’ Through FUSO 2015, the company aims to significantly increase its international sales while ensuring a strong home base in Japan and Asia.

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Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2012, the company sold a total of about 174,000 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.

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