Daimler Truck AG and its Japanese subsidiary, Mitsubishi Fuso Bus and Truck Corporation, have officially handed over the first FUSO Next Generation eCanter to Yamato Transport.

This marks the commencement of an order consisting of approximately 900 Next Generation eCanters – the largest single order of FUSO’s light-duty electric truck, the eCanter, to date. The remaining deliveries to the customer will be carried out sequentially from this point forward.

Yamoto Transport’s adoption of the eCanter is a move towards achieving a significant 48% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (compared to 2020) and ultimately aiming for virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

To support this endeavor, Yamato Transport will utilise the FUSO Green Lease, an exclusive lease product provided by Daimler Truck Financial Services Asia Co., Ltd., tailored to meet the unique requirements of electric trucks. The FUSO Green Lease includes a comprehensive and customized eMobility ecosystem, encompassing vehicle maintenance services and special warranties.

Karl Deppen, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, stated, “FUSO’s eCanter reduces the burden on drivers by offering them safe, low-vibration driving without emissions. This was highly evaluated by Yamato Transport, who previously introduced 25 of the first-generation eCanters back in 2017. We are honored to support Yamato Transport in their continuing efforts to go carbon neutral as they deploy our EV trucks throughout Japan.”