Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks

Mitsubishi Fuso is Going Electric

Mitsubishi Fuso at the Work Truck Show

After the Show

Fuso was at this years 2016 Work Truck Show and debuted two prototypes of it’s E-cell all-electric truck

Here’s an interesting article from the Fleet Equipment Magazine website about Fuso leading up to the show

After a year of in-use testing demonstrated a 64% savings in operating costs compared to an equivalent diesel-powered vehicle in the same service, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. (MFTA) will debut two prototypes of its Fuso E-cell all-electric truck at The Work Truck Show 2016. One of the prototypes will be available for test drives as part of The Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive.

The testing of the new battery-powered Fuso Canter FE-Series medium-duty cabover, according to MFTA, was conducted by its parent company, Daimler Trucks Asia/Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. In a field trial as part of the truck’s ongoing development, fleet customers in Portugal, where the vehicles are manufactured, operated eight prototypes in routine service while Mitsubishi Fuso engineers monitored the vehicles’ performance and use profiles.

An analysis of the data, according to the manufacturer, revealed that the Canter E-cell work trucks required less fuel compared to an equivalent Canter’s average diesel fuel consumption. Actual savings, the company noted, would depend on the cost of diesel fuel and electricity, but based on diesel fuel pricing and electricity costs in Portugal over the test period the E-cell trucks produced a savings of 64%.

Additionally, the OEM pointed out that the eight E-cell test vehicles produced zero CO­­2 tailpipe emissions. A 37% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to diesel-powered trucks was realized, the company added, after accounting for emissions generated by the power plants creating the electricity needed to recharge the truck’s batteries.

The company also reported […]

By |March 9th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso is Going Electric

Mitsubishi Fuso Previewed Canter FE-Series Prototype at NTEA Work Truck Show

 

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has noted that its parent company, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, is well along in the development of a new all-electric, battery-powered FUSO Canter FE-Series medium-duty cabover work truck. A year of in-use testing has demonstrated that FUSO E-Cell trucks can generate a 64 percent savings in operating costs compared to an equivalent diesel-powered vehicle in the same service.

To ascertain the level of interest in an electric work truck in North America, MFTA showed a Canter E-Cell truck at the NTEA 2016 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.  In addition to the truck shown in the company’s booth, a second E-Cell truck will be available for the Green Truck Summit Ride-and-Drive event at the show.

In-use testing demonstrates benefits of the all-electric e-cell truck
To prove the value of an all-electric work truck, MFTA’s parent company conducted a field trial using eight prototype vehicles, with varied flatbed/stakebody and dry van bodies installed. These trucks were operated by fleet customers in Europe, where the vehicles are assembled. The fleet managers were asked to put the E-Cell trucks to use in routine service while Mitsubishi Fuso engineers closely monitored the vehicles’ performance and use profiles for a full year.

An analysis of the data revealed that the Canter E-Cell work trucks required an average of 76.6 kwh/100 miles (47.6 kwh/100 km), compared to an equivalent Canter’s average diesel fuel consumption of 3.72 gallons/100 miles (14.08 liters/100 km). Actual cost savings in any particular region would depend on the cost in that region of diesel fuel and electricity. Based on diesel fuel pricing and electricity costs in the European locations where the trucks were operated, over the period of the testing, the E-Cell trucks […]

By |March 4th, 2016|Battery-Electric, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso Previewed Canter FE-Series Prototype at NTEA Work Truck Show

News Alert: FusoFirst: Successful Launch of Web App and Road Side Assistance Program

Mitsubishi Fuso’s mobile web app and roadside assistance program

Mitsubishi Fuso launched their FusoFirst (fusofirst.com), comprehensive product support program, in November, and there has been an impressive engagement with Fuso customers via the new mobile web app since.

From December 1 to December 3 1, the FusoFirst web app logged 707 sessions, which represented 506 people (both new and returning). 64% are new users with 36% returning. A returning visitor is just as important as a new user, because ongoing engagement with this application is critical. Fuso would like users to share any feedback with on this application. User feedback helps Fuso to continue to improve this important communications channel with the drivers and owners of Fuso trucks.

As a reminder. with FusoFirst, Mitsubishi Fuso also introduced their 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance program. This free service is available to FUSO trucks that are within their industry-leading FUSO truck warranty period. A customer who has an issue can call this service directly for free assistance and, if necessary, a free tow to the closest FUSO Service Center.

Download the FusoFirst News Release here

Visit the Mitsubishi Fuso Commercial Truck Website here

Visit the FusoFirst Web App site here

By |January 29th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on News Alert: FusoFirst: Successful Launch of Web App and Road Side Assistance Program

Fuso: Buy Now and Earn Tax Deductions Up to $25,000

Now There is One More Reason to Purchase a Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Before the End of the Year

The U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Title 26, Part V1, Section 179 (commonly referred to as IRC-179) may allow a small business to deduct up to $25,000 for certain….Read More

By |December 7th, 2015|Bentley News & Events, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Fuso: Buy Now and Earn Tax Deductions Up to $25,000

Mitsubishi Fuso Launches FusoFirst Support Program

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has launched its FusoFirst product support program, aimed at providing full-service customer support for owners and operators of Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty trucks.

The program encompasses many aspects, including 24/7 Roadside Assistance, a dedicated website and mobile app, ongoing operator training, availability to nationwide Fuso Service and Parts Dealerships, and ongoing training of dealership technicians.

The Roadside Assistance program provides 24/7 towing, tire service, jump-starting, lockout service and fuel/DEF fluid replenishment, all available free of charge within the United States and Canada, for any Fuso Canter FE or FG Series work truck still within its three-year/unlimited-mileage, bumper-to-bumper warranty period.

In addition to roadside assistance, the FusoFirst program includes a mobile-friendly troubleshooting web app drivers can access via their smartphone or tablet anywhere they have Internet access. Content includes a dealer locator, a link to the Roadside Assistance number, a vehicle support wizard that will walk the driver step-by-step through a number of symptom-specific troubleshooting scenarios, as well as driver assistance videos and downloadable vehicle technical information.

“We recognize that driver education and continually improving customer service are keys to a strong future,” says Jecka Glasman, MFTA’s president and CEO. “Our new FusoFirst program is designed to signnal our commitment to our customers in a tangible way.”

Each current Fuso truck owner will receive a special FusoFirst kickoff kit that provides detailed information about the program. Kits are being mailed to current owners with trucks still under warranty. New truck owners will receive the welcome kit at the time of delivery.

By |November 22nd, 2015|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso Launches FusoFirst Support Program

Mitsubishi Fuso FE180 Landscape Dump Truck – Feature Friday

New Mitsubishi Fuso FE180 12 Ft Landscape Dump Truck is the Featured Truck of the week

This truck has a 17,950 GVWR rating and has 9,000 lbs of payload. It is equipped with a 12′ Aluminum Landscape dump. The body has a side door, tarp, hitch, and a brake controller. Great lease and finance options are available!!

Click here to view other new Fuso trucks.

By |November 6th, 2015|Feature Friday, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso FE180 Landscape Dump Truck – Feature Friday

Mitsubishi Fuso W21 – Throwback Thursday

This week’s Throwback Thursday truck is the 1961 Mitsubishi Fuso W21 Tractor. Cool vintage truck.

 

By |July 23rd, 2015|Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso W21 – Throwback Thursday

Fuso and the Future of Trucking: Electric Fuso Canter Trucks

Electric Fuso Canter Trucks Complete Year-Long Trial
Zero emissions, one hundred percent electric: FUSO Canter E-CELL customer trials completed successfully

Vehicles proved adequate for everyday use • Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC): “The FUSO Canter E-CELL project is a great example of innovation and collaboration between the Portuguese government, its agencies, FUSO and Daimler Trucks.”
Tramagal plant important production site for MFTBC in Europe and integrated into Daimler Trucks’ global production Network

Stuttgart/Lisbon – One year after the hand-over of FUSO Canter E-CELL trucks to selected customers, the trials for the battery-electric-powered “Zero Emission” vehicle were officially completed in Portugal. At an event held in Lisbon, Paulo Portas, Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal, representatives of government authorities, customers as well as the management of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Europe and Daimler Trucks drew a positive conclusion from the real-life performance of the trucks.

“The FUSO Canter E-CELL project is a great example of innovation and collaboration between the Portuguese government, its agencies, FUSO and Daimler Trucks”, said Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia.

The Portuguese government co-funded the research project through IAPMEI, the Public Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation.

“The vehicle underlines our commitment to thinking ahead and developing sustainable and reliable transportation solutions to the benefit of our customers and society as a whole. The results of the trials prove that we are on the right track. The customers in the test trial experienced the Canter E-CELL as an efficient and reliable concept fully meeting the demands of urban delivery transport”, Llistosella added.

MFTBC is the centre of competence for hybrid technology within Daimler Trucks. Based on this experience, the Daimler subsidiary […]

By |July 6th, 2015|Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Fuso and the Future of Trucking: Electric Fuso Canter Trucks

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces New CEO for North America

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Replaces CEO

Logan Township, NJ — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) will soon make a leadership change. Mr. Marc Llistosella, Head of Daimler Trucks Asia, as well as President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC), the parent company of MFTA, has announced that Ms. Jecka Glasman will succeed Mr. Todd Bloom as MFTA’s President & CEO, effective July 1, 2015.

In making the announcement, Llistosella noted, “The skill and experience Todd Bloom has gained in the last five years at the helm of MFTA will be used on a number of international assignments for MFTBC. At the same time, MFTA will benefit from the strong, process-focused and fresh, objective viewpoint brought to its leadership by Jecka Glasman. Together, we will continue to work to build the North American market and establish the FUSO brand as a major player in the medium-duty truck segment.”

According to Ms. Glasman, “I’m very excited by this opportunity and looking forward to growing the FUSO business in the US and Canada. Further, I would like to thank Todd Bloom for his leadership and commitment in driving the company forward.”

Glasman joined MFTBC in November 2014 and has served as MFTA’s Business Development Director, where, in addition to her normal duties, she has been able to work alongside Todd Bloom to help ensure a smooth transition in leadership and continuity of a strategic approach to the market. Prior to joining FUSO, Glasman served as Senior Vice President for Comverse Inc., a leader in the telecommunications industry. During her twelve-year tenure there, she managed large-scale global operations, and held various management positions in sales, customer service, and business operations.

For his part, Bloom echoed Glasman’s sentiments. […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso Announces New CEO for North America

Mitsubishi Fuso Commercial Trucks – Throwback Thursday

Mitsubishi Fuso T95AD Canter Is This Week’s Throwback Thursday Truck
This is a 1970 Fuso T95AD Canter light-duty truck which was one of three meticulously fully restored historic trucks by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) to their original and drivable condition.

Facts about the T95AD:

Second generation Canter
Produced 1968-1975
One of T90 series, with a cargo bed built for a dump body
Following the T90 series launch, Fuso’s market share in this segment doubled
The total production of Canter recorded 100,000 units in May 1, 1972

 

By |June 18th, 2015|Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso Commercial Trucks – Throwback Thursday