MFTBC launches new eCanter in Taiwan

eCanter in Taiwan expanding a sale into sixth market, supporting zero emissions and offering dedicated service zones.

MFTBC launches new eCanter in Taiwan
MFTBC launches new eCanter in Taiwan

Kawasaki, Japan- Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), a commercial vehicle manufacturer, with Mr. Karl Deppen as President and CEO, has officially launched the all-electric eCanter in Taiwan, its sixth market since the zero-emission truck was unveiled in 2017.

With the launch, in collaboration with official distributor Daimler Truck Asia Taiwan (DTAT), Mr. Jung Woo Park CEO of DTAT, MFTBC is diversifying available transport options in a market where it has maintained a strong foothold for six decades.

The eCanter’s debut in Taiwan aligns with the country's 2050 net zero emissions goals. FUSO now offers businesses and fleets a mature zero-emission solution with the five and 8.55-ton models, various wheelbase options, and a range of body types and electric power take off (ePTO) options. These trucks support the energy transition with advanced safety features like Active Brake Assist 5, Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), and Electronic Stability Program (ESP), enhancing driver comfort and safety while promoting green transportation.

Mr. Andreas Deuschle, MFTBC’s Head of International Sales and Customer Service said, the launch of the new eCanter in Taiwan demonstrates the automaker’s continued commitment to innovation. “At Daimler Truck, our history has been about being the first. We introduced the world’s first truck and have kept the world moving with a global network and diverse products for over 125 years.

Mr. Kristin Lin, DTAT Chairperson said, Since its first introduction in Japan in 2017, the eCanter has accumulated more than 12 million kilometers on roads around the world. In addition to that, the launch in Taiwan comes after two years and 50,000 kilometers of reliability testing on local Taiwanese roads, as well as at numerous public charging stations. “We tested the eCanter on hilly roads, on city roads with traffic jams, on regional roads, rough roads; we literally went from the north to the far south of Taiwan. There were sunny days, chilly days, rainy days, all kinds of conditions,”

Mr. Jung Woo Park, DTAT CEO said, the company is further enhancing support for business owners by establishing dedicated eCanter repair and maintenance service zones at seven locations across Taiwan. These state-of-the-art service centers are staffed by top-tier technicians ready to support customers in their electric vehicle transition.