Mitsubishi electric delivery trucks are headed to the US

From Engadget - September 14, 2017

UPS will get a trio of the trucks, while four non-profits will split eight other vehicles. But Daimler is not planning a big rollout. The company is capping total sales of the eCanter at 500 vehicles for the first two years of production as it waits for battery technology to improve, but the company's partnership with StoreDot might see the Israeli company's fast-charging technology integrated with Mitsubishi's smaller truck.

Currently, the eCanter only gets about 62 miles on a full charge, though the smaller vehicle and its 10,000-lb load limit is really meant for deliveries within cities, not long hauls between them. Larger Class 7 electric trucks are coming, and Daimler Trucks' Asia chief told Reuters that the company might show off another big model in December.


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