The iconic GPO was the chosen location for An Post to fly its Green credentials with both the launch of the FUSO eCanter, the first FUSO eCanter into the Irish Market, coinciding with them becoming the very first postal service provider in the world to attain zero carbon emission delivery status within a capital city. This follows the addition of two FUSO eCanters to their Dublin city fleet.
The FUSO eCanter brings commercial silence to the streets, being 100% emission free, it is almost silent, courtesy of a 156bhp electric motor, with a max torque of 390Nm.
The FUSO eCanter has a range in excess of 100km with a full payload, up to 4.3t chassis load capacity, as well as 30% lower maintenance costs and can reach a full charge in just 7 hours, with the option of fast charging in only one hour.
The FUSO eCanter comes equipped with ergonomic seating, 12” digital displays, a keyless push start, and button shift, resulting in hassle-free and low-cost operation.
Completely silent and emission-free, the FUSO eCanter is available in various different body types including Box body, Dropside and Tipper, making this light-duty truck ideal for urban delivery and green business needs.
Andrew Johnson, Sales Manager of FUSO Ireland commented: “We are delighted to provide the first eCanters in Ireland to An Post, to complete their objective of zero carbon emissions deliveries in Dublin city centre. An Post is leading the way for other Irish entities to follow the increasing need to rapidly reduce carbon emissions across our country. Our fully electric 7.49t FUSO eCanter has an important part to play, being the first all-electric truck in series production – and building on a proven brand heritage for alternative fuel vehicles which started with the Hybrid Canter back in 2006 in Japan.”
FUSO Ireland, is a well-established and respected Japanese brand, is part of Frank Keane Holdings and has been the exclusive importer and distributor of Canter trucks in Ireland since 1984. FUSO Ireland is an integral part of Daimler AG, with worldwide sales of over 200,000 trucks. The FUSO Ireland network comprises of 16 dealers nationwide.
Photo from left: Robertino Renz; Regional Marketing & Sales Manager FUSO Europe; Olive Kiely; Head of Business Support, Transport & Network An Post and Gerard Rice; Managing Director FUSO Ireland at the GPO, O'Connell Street Lower, Dublin.