Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter Trucks Use Electric Power

Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter Trucks Use Electric Power – The Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter is the first electric truck to be introduced in Indonesia. This Japanese company introduced the electric truck at the 2020 Gaikindo Indonesia International Commercial Vehicle Expo (GIICOMVEC). Although in addition, there has been no sign of this truck being mass-sold to the public until almost the middle of this year.

Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter Trucks Use Electric Power

The driving wheels of the Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter electric truck are driven by an electric motor that is fully electric. In this truck, there is absolutely no additional power from either the ICE or the hydrogen fuel cell.

Then, what is the consumption of electrical energy from the Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter?

This Mitsubishi electric truck uses six lithium-ion batteries as a power source with a capacity of 82.8 kWh. The battery capacity from a full charge can cover a distance of 100 km. If we calculate, the electricity consumption of eCanter can get a figure of about 1.2 km per 1 kWh.

In other words, every kilometer this truck travels require electrical energy of about 0.83 kWh or the equivalent of 80 watts. From the battery capacity and the mileage it has, this electric truck produces a power of 135 kWh or the equivalent of 180 hp with 390 Nm of torque.

For the size of a truck, this electricity consumption is economical or wasteful, friend?

We should wait until this car actually comes out to society. Because considering the roads in Indonesia are not roads that are almost without obstacles, this eCanter truck could be for urban areas only. For rural areas where the soil is still muddy, very little will survive. Not to mention the problem of charging with an unstable voltage from rural electricity.

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