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Mitsubishi Fuso (Daimler Group)

eCanter

2017 A light-duty electric truck
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Oct 15, 2021

On October 13, 2021, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA) announced the launch of FUSO GreenLab, an open innovation platform where MFTBC will collaborate closely with startups, researchers and students, with the ambition to develop mobility solutions for a sustainable future. FUSO GreenLab officially kicked off on October 13.
Daimler Trucks Asia is committed to the decarbonization of its products and further sustainability throughout the entire value chain. Through its activities, FUSO GreenLab aims to collaborate more closely with external innovators to develop sustainable mobility solutions, products, and services.
With the FUSO GreenLab startup accelerator, MFTBC will be offering potential partners market access, use of its world-class facilities including the proving grounds in Kitsuregawa, as well as knowledge sharing via technical and business mentorship workshops with MFTBC’s experts.
Startups can submit their ideas and pitches on a website (fusogreenlab.com). Following submission, the FUSO GreenLab project team commits to evaluate the ideas in a timely manner and where relevant, to provide mentorship and resources to bring projects to life. FUSO GreenLab will also feature an idea co-creation space as well as a blog focused on mobility-related topics. The co-creation space will allow online community members to incubate early-stage ideas together, while the mobility blog will be a space to explore and discuss topics at the intersection of mobility, sustainability and social innovation.
(MFTBC press release on October 13, 2021)

Sep 21, 2021

On September 17, 2021, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) announced that 20 units of the all-electric eCanter truck will soon become part of the Australia Post fleet. The eCanter for Australia is shipped from Tramagal, Portugal, and comes with the same standard specifications as the models currently available in Japan and Europe.
In October, Australia Post will become the first local customer to integrate the electric light-duty truck into its daily operations. The organization has the largest electric fleet in the country, with over 3,000 electric delivery vehicles. The eCanters are expected to contribute to Australia Post’s target of reducing overall emissions by 15% by 2025 from 2019 levels. The eCanter trucks will run in major cities across Australia to support parcel deliveries. Australia Post’s StarTrack subsidiary, which provides express logistics solutions for enterprises, will also be operating the eCanter. The trucks will be supported by the FUSO retail network and the e-mobility experts of Daimler Truck and Bus Australia, which oversees the import and distribution of FUSO, Mercedes-Benz, and Freightliner brand commercial vehicles.
(From Mitsubishi Fuso press release on September 17, 2021)

Sep 17, 2021

On September 16, 2021, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) announced that the Supervisory Board and Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG have agreed to appoint Mr. Karl Deppen as the successor to Mr. Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA) and President and CEO of MFTBC, from December 1, 2021.
Mr. Hartmut Schick will retire after 35 years at Daimler on December 31. Mr. Karl Deppen will become his successor from December 1, 2021. The decision is subject to shareholder approval at an extraordinary general meeting of Daimler AG.
Mr. Karl Deppen joined the Daimler Group in 1990 and held various management positions in purchasing and logistics until 2007, mostly with a focus on commercial vehicles. Since May 2020, Mr. Karl Deppen has been CEO of Mercedes-Benz do Brazil Ltda. and responsible for the Latin America region of Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Buses.
I am delighted to have won Mr. Karl Deppen, a highly experienced international manager with strong expertise in the commercial vehicle sector and proven competence in Asia, as his successor,” states Mr. Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG and member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG. “We are already very well positioned in Asia and ready to take the business to the next level. We see Asia as the region with the greatest growth prospects in the medium term.”
Daimler Trucks Asia, under Daimler Truck AG, is an organizational unit that jointly operates MFTBC and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV). DTA adopts a strategic business model that allows its group entities to collaborate on product development, production, exports, sourcing and research activity to provide innovative, cutting-edge and best value products to customers.
(Mitsubishi Fuso press release on September 16, 2021)