<!-- Deleted image removed: -->The Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid
is a hybrid diesel-electric commercial truck
made and sold by the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation
. The vehicle is being produced at the company’s Kawasaki Manufacturing Plant, in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
It combines a compact clean-burning diesel engine, an electric motor/generator, and advanced lithium-ion batteries in a drive train that utilizes a high-efficiency automated transmission. The result is a medium-duty truck that achieves up to 30% better fuel economy in delivery applications and also produces significantly less emissions than its standard diesel-only model.
The small, efficient, 123 hp turbocharged diesel engine is the same one utilized in conventional medium-duty truck service in Japan for several years. It is coupled to a slim 47 hp brushless permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor/generator.
The truck was shown at the National Work Truck Show
in Atlanta, GA
, and at the Mid-America Trucking Show
in Louisville, KY
, during March 2006.
DHL Japan has been using the Canter Eco Hybrid truck for collection and delivery of small and medium-sized packages in Ohta-ku (Omori Minami, Omori Higashi, Nishi Koujiya, Higashi Koujiya, Haneda, Hon Haneda, Haginaka, and Kamata) since 20 July, 2006.
Other electric vehicles of the Group