Photo of eCanter used by Hovis courtesy of Daimler Trucks.

Photo of eCanter used by Hovis courtesy of Daimler Trucks. 

Daimler Trucks handed over the first all-electric Fuso eCanter trucks to customers in Great Britain. This now brings the electric light-duty truck to a further major market following the market launches in New York, Tokyo, and Berlin.

In London Daimler handed over the Fuso eCanter vehicles to the courier service DPD, the logistics company Wincanton, and the baked goods manufacturer Hovis. DPD, Wincanton, and Hovis are initially starting with a total of nine FusoeCanter vehicles in their fleets.

DPD is an international courier service which delivers 4.8 million parcels a day in more than 200 countries. In Great Britain, DPD employs over 6,000 employees and 2,340 vehicles. DPD will use two Fuso eCanter trucks for an initial period of two years. 

Wincanton PLC is Great Britain's largest logistics service provider and employs around 17,500 employees at more than 200 sites. The company plans to use five Fuso eCanter trucks in its fleet. 

Hovis is a company specializing in baked goods and has its headquarters in High Wycombe. It employs around 3,200 people in Great Britain. Hovis is starting out with two Fuso eCanter trucks. 

The FUSO eCanter was developed by the Daimler subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp. (MFTBC). Production for the European and USA market is in Tramagal, Portugal. The FUSO eCanter models for customers in Asia come from the MFTBC plant in Kawasaki. Following its global market launch in September 2017 in New York the first eCanter went to companies such as UPS in the USA, Yamato and 7-Eleven in Japan as well as DHL, DB Schenker, Rhenus and Dachser in Germany. 

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet