Robust, efficient and battery-electric: Daimler Truck subsidiary FUSO is presenting the Next Generation eCanter with roll-off tipper for the construction industry at bauma 2022.
The Next Generation eCanter exhibited at the FUSO booth B439 (Hall B4) is an 8.55-ton truck equipped for the first time with a roll-off tipper from UNSINN as well as a mechanical power take-off and has a chassis load capacity of 5,135 kg. The payload is 3,635 kg. The vehicle with comfort single cab (3 seats) has a wheelbase of 3,400 millimeters and is equipped with the M battery package, which enables a range of up to 140 kilometers.
To meet customer requirements even more, FUSO has made several changes to the Next Generation eCanter. While the electric truck was previously only available as a 7.49-tonner with a wheelbase of 3,400 millimeters, customers now have a choice of six wheelbases between 2,500 and 4,750 millimeters and a permissible gross weight of 4.25 to 8.55 tons. The load capacity of the chassis is above 5 tons.
The Next Generation eCanter is powered by either a 110 kW (variants with a gross weight of 4.25 and 6 tons) or 129 kW (variants with a gross weight of 7.49 and 8.55 tons) electric motor with an optimized driveline and 430 Nm of torque; the maximum speed is 89 km/h.
Depending on the wheelbase, three different battery packs are available: S, M and L. The batteries use lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cell technology. These are characterized above all by a long service life and more usable energy. The battery pack in the S variant has a nominal capacity of 41 kWh and enables a range of up to 70 kilometers. In the M variant, the nominal capacity is 83 kWh and the range is up to 140 kilometers. The L variant, the most powerful package, offers a nominal capacity of 124 kWh and a range of up to 200 kilometers. Recuperation can further increase the range, which at the same time minimizes brake wear. By comparison, the eCanter previously only had a battery option with a nominal capacity of 81kWh and a range of up to 100 kilometers.
As far as battery charging is concerned, the Next Generation eCanter is compatible with all mains voltages in the major markets. The charging unit supports charging with both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). The charging standard is the Combined Charging System CCS, and charging is possible at up to 104 kW. DC fast charging from 20 to 80 percent of capacity is possible in around 24 (S), 26 (M) and 39 minutes (L), depending on the battery pack. AC charging (11 and 22 kW) takes between around four and six hours, depending on the battery pack.
Because e-mobility is more than just a new powertrain, FUSO integrates the Next Generation eCanter into a holistic ecosystem that also includes tools and consulting services for high vehicle utilization and optimization of the total cost of ownership. Through a special analysis approach to total cost of ownership, FUSO dealers will offer each customer a completely individual calculation for operating the eCanter. It is also possible to use the Daimler Truck Incentive Tool to get an overview of incentives and benefits such as specific government subsidies for vehicles or charging infrastructure as well as tax reductions or toll waivers. Thanks to a strategic partnership with Siemens Smart Infrastructure and ENGIE, customers can also obtain comprehensive advice on the subject of DC charging infrastructure and receive a complete service package – from charging technology and installation to coordination with the network operator.
Available in two cab variants (Standard = 1.7 meters wide and Comfort = 2 meters wide), the Next Generation eCanter is characterized not only by its overall ecological and economical concept but also by its versatility. The electric truck from FUSO is compatible with many superstructures typical of the construction sector, such as flatbeds or dump trucks, making it the ideal companion for a wide range of applications. What also makes the Next Generation eCanter particularly body-friendly and compatible is the optional equipment with a mechanical power take-off available ex works to supply hydraulic power units.
Numerous features and devices ensure a high level of comfort for the driver and road safety for all involved. The standard highlights include the multifunction steering wheel with buttons for controlling the fully digital LCD instrument cluster, LED headlights that are 30 percent brighter than halogen models for greater visibility, the Autolight function for controlling the headlights depending on the lighting conditions, and intelligent Highbeam Assist.
In terms of safety, the batteries are mounted under the vehicle’s chassis frame with a highly rigid steel bracket that also serves as impact protection for the battery in the event of a frontal or side crash. In the event of an accident, a crash sensor automatically deactivates the high-voltage system. For improved acoustic perception, for example by pedestrians or cyclists, the Next Generation eCanter is equipped with an external Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) as standard. For greater safety when turning right, Active Side Guard Assist is also fitted as standard. In addition, the next-generation Active Brake Assist emergency braking system with pedestrian detection, which is also standard, can reduce the risk of a collision in longitudinal traffic.