J.B. Hunt Transport Services has added five Fuso eCanter all-electric medium-duty box trucks to its final-mile fleet.
The eCanter trucks will be added to the company’s Final Mile Services division and used for home deliveries in Santa Fe Springs, California, and the greater Houston area. The vehicles are being added as part of J.B. Hunt’s effort to reduce its carbon footprint and improve efficiency across the supply chain. J.B. Hunt is the second national carrier to add the eCanter to a fleet.
“These trucks may be silent, but they speak loudly of our dedication to creating a more sustainable transportation system,” said John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt. “This latest addition brings that effort to the last mile and directly to the consumer’s doorstep.”
The eCanter has a range of up to 80 miles and is suited for inner-city delivery applications, according to J.B. Hunt. The trucks feature a one-to-two hour fast charge option with a DC charger. Operating costs for the eCanter can be as much as $2,000 lower for each 12,000 miles driven, according to the company.
“The eCanter demonstrates that the future of electric trucks is very possible and is no longer a prototype but a real truck delivering real goods daily,” said Justin Palmer, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America.