Convincing: The Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid

The logistics company New Horizon Logistics deployed the first Fuso Canter 7C15 Eco Hybrid in 2016 and is reporting positive news. The vehicle saves up to 50 percent fuel per 100 kilometers in comparison to other 7.5-tonne trucks.

Environmental friendliness and efficiency – this is what the Fuso Canter 7C15 Eco Hybrid is all about. Data and facts from the first application by a customer prove that this is not just a promise. The British logistics company New Horzion Logistics used the vehicle for the first time in 2016 and measured consumption of around 11.8 liters/100 kilometers of diesel in automatic driving mode. In manual driving mode, consumption amounted to a maximum of 15.7 liters/100 kilometers. In comparison to other diesel-driven 7.5-tonne trucks with an average of 23.5 liters/100 kilometers, this corresponds to a saving of up to 50 percent.

Apart from savings in consumption, the Fuso Canter 7C15 Eco Hybrid also sets new standards when it comes to efficiency. The high payload of the hybrid truck ensures significantly increased productivity: Up to 3.3 tonnes of freight can be transported – that's 0.8 tonnes more than other 7.5-tonne trucks deployed by New Horizon Logistics.

The hybrid truck is driven by a three-liter diesel engine with 110 kW (150 hp) and a three-phase synchronous motor that delivers 40 kW (54 hp) and supports the combustion engine through energy recovery. A lithium-ion battery serves as the energy storage unit. Fuso gives a warranty of ten years for the battery without mileage limitation. The vehicle accelerates and drives purely electrically until it reaches a speed of around 10 km/hour. The diesel engine runs in idle and switches on from 10 km/hour. Depending on power requirements, the electric motor supports the diesel engine at higher speeds as well. The as standard start-stop function and the automated dual-clutch manual transmission Duonic 2.0 further reduces fuel consumption – and therefore also CO2 emissions.

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