At the Tokyo Motor Show, occasion, Daimler unveiled E-FUSO as the first OEM in the truckworld to launch a brand exclusively dedicated to electric mobility of trucks and buses. As further proof of this strategic move, Daimler celebrated the world-premiere of its all-electric heavy-duty truck concept with a range of up to 350 kilometers. The truck – named E-FUSO Vision One – marks the top end of the electrification path of the company’s portfolio in the upcoming years, Daimler assures us.
The E-FUSO Vision One is an all-electric heavy-duty truck concept, has a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of about 23 tons and carries a payload of approx. 11 tons, according to Daimler only two tons less than its diesel counterpart. It can be fitted with batteries up to 300 kilowatt hours, thus enabling a range of up to 350 km on a single charge. While the electrification of long-haul trucks will, according to Daimler, still need considerable time, a potential application for the Vision One heavy-duty truck is regional intra-city distribution. Given the fact that growing customer interest, infrastructure development and regulatory efforts are likely to spur the electrification of road transport, Daimler predicts a possible market entry for the series version of the E-FUSO Vision One could be feasible within four years in mature markets like Japan, Europe or the U.S.