Swing Low

Fuso is set to swing low with one of the models released this year. The vast array of models from the Japanese truck maker are always task specific, and as a result, the specifications available from the Japanese in light- and medium-duty are very closely aligned from manufacturer to manufacturer. Sometime it would be hard to get a cigarette paper in between the model specs. What we end up with is a truck market where the buying...

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A New Approach from Fuso

Our first experience of a new approach from Fuso is the latest update to the Canter light-duty range of trucks. These were unveiled and explained by the new team in Geelong Victoria, where Diesel News got a chance to drive the latest trucks and talk to the new team. First up, it is important to point out the mechanical specification of the Canter range is largely untouched, with the one caveat being the Duonic automated manual...

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Renew a Model

Sometimes truck makers seem to renew a model just for the sake of having something new to say, but sometimes they have something new to say without needing a major update. At Fuso it would seem the latter is the case, with many changes to the brand without much cosmetic change to the trucks on offer.     The world of the Japanese truck manufacturers in Australia is a very clear-cut one. Often the trucks are a commodity, it...

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Australian Electric Truck Trial

Beginning next year, an Australian electric truck trial will feature the new Fuso eCanter. The truck has been involved in real-world trials in Portugal and Germany, and the latest eCanter features an upgraded drive system and new design. Fuso confirmed the eCanter will be involved in a trial with key customer fleets next year.     Fuso revealed the third generation of the all-electric light duty truck at the IAA Commercial...

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Electric Trucks

64 per cent savings in operating costs are being claimed as results for an electric truck trial are being published. Customer field trials with eight Fuso Canter E-Cell trucks in Portugal began in mid-2014. The Canters were permanently monitored and analysed during the one-year field trial.   The trucks travelled 51,500 km without a problem, demonstrating operating ranges of up to 109 km. The most used Canter E-Cell was in...

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Electric truck trial

A real world one year trial of electric trucks has taken place in Portugal, with initial results suggesting substantial savings in running costs. First findings from the trials with eight Fuso Canter E-Cell trucks in Portugal indicate the trucks proved adequate for everyday use in short range delivery and inner city transportation.       The E-Cell has a range of over 100 km, further than many short-radius distribution...

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