Range of Fuso eCanter Electric Trucks from Mitsubishi – PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB) introduced the Fuso eCanter electric truck in Indonesia. This is the first electric truck that Mitsubishi introduced to Indonesian car users. They introduced this electric truck at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Commercial Vehicle Expo (GIICOMVEC) last year.
Range of Fuso eCanter Electric Trucks from Mitsubishi
Because it is included in the electric vehicle, the Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter fully uses an electric motor. The electric motor gets its energy supply from a lithium-ion battery. A battery that is currently still the most popular when compared to solid-state batteries or other types of batteries.
One of the requirements to become a commercial electric vehicle is a sufficient range. The Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter has quite a long way to go in this case, so it feels like it is worth becoming a commercial vehicle.
From the specification data, KTB claims that this electric truck can cover a distance of 100 km. This long-distance only requires a full battery charge.
This 100 km distance, if estimated, is like traveling from Jakarta to Purwakarta (territory in Indonesia).
“The mileage obtained is because it generates considerable power, 135 kWh or the equivalent of 180 hp and 390 Nm of torque which supports heavy load accommodation,” said Duljatmono, Marketing Director of Sales & Marketing Division of PT KTB to GridOto.com.
This electric truck is supported by two types of socket charging or battery recharging. This is clearly to support the ease of charging this electric truck battery.
Using AC power with a power of 200-230 volts 32 amperes, long charging time to full takes 6 – 8 hours or overnight. If supported by a fast-charging device, charging the battery only takes 1.5 hours until the battery is full.
Commercial electric vehicles like this would be suitable for urban areas. However, for areas where there are still many dirt roads, this will be a problem considering the road vehicles will be very difficult to drive. And until now, there has been no test of the toughness of an electric commercial car passing through such roads.