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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

Fuso Commercial trucks at the NTEA Work Truck Show

By |March 18th, 2015|Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Fuso Commercial trucks at the NTEA Work Truck Show

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter FE180 Dry Van trucks

Just in! Several 2015 Fuso Dry Van Body Trucks

It’s a new year and we’ve got the 2015 model Mitsubishi Fuso Canter FE180 in stock

We can add any type of body you need for your business. Here’s a new Fuso with a 20 Ft. Morgan dry van body with driver side stepside rollup door installed ready for immediate delivery.

View all of our new Mitsubishi Fuso truck inventory.

By |December 31st, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso Canter FE180 Dry Van trucks

Mitsubishi Fuso offers the Diamond Advantage Lease

Now available at Bentley Truck Services – the Mitsubishi Fuso Diamond Advantage Lease

The Canter FE Series’ low cost-of-ownership is even lower with the 4-year fixed rate monthly lease, available at Bentley Truck Services.
The Canter’s class-leading fuel economy, payload and warranty can be yours with little or no money down! And at the end of your lease, you can return the vehicle***, purchase it for its current market value, or lease another brand new Canter FE.

It’s a win-win-win for your business.
You keep cash in your pocket because you’re not buying the truck. Your monthly payments are lower than buying, too*. Plus, those payments can be expensed or deducted because a leased vehicle is not a business asset**.

With the Diamond Advantage Lease Program, there’s virtually no limit to how productive a new Canter FE work truck can make youƚ! So contact us today, ask about the Diamond Advantage lease, and grow your business with a new Canter FE.

Take a look at this new Mitsubishi Fuso Box Truck lease option.

*Actual terms, down payment and program eligibility will be determined by Daimler Truck Financial based on the creditworthiness of customer.

**Consult your own tax or financial advisor for tax and accounting treatments.

***At lease maturity, after meeting all obligations of the contract subject to certain return conditions and mileage restrictions.

By |October 27th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Financing, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso offers the Diamond Advantage Lease

Engine protection system available on all Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Trucks

According to Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc., a new engine protection system, developed at the request of its fleet customers, is now standard on all 2015 models and available as a no-cost upgrade on all 2012–2014 model-year Canter FE and FG Series work trucks.

The new EPS will shut down the engine in the event of critically low oil pressure and regulate fuel flow to reduce engine heating upon sensing elevated coolant temperature. This system acts as an automatic back-up in the event that the driver fails to respond if the instrument cluster indicates low engine oil pressure or rising coolant temperature.

According to Leighton Good, MFTA’s manager, product and applications, “New 2015 model Canters will come from the factory with the EPS installed. But now that we have this set of protections available, we want all of our FUSO Canter owners to take advantage of the benefits. So we will also be installing the EPS on all of the Canters in inventory at our ports-of-entry before they’re shipped to our dealer network, and we’ll retrofit this system for FUSO owners who request it from a local authorized Fuso dealer. This is a software upgrade that takes advantage of the sensors already installed on the truck. It can be performed easily during a normal maintenance visit and it requires no hardware changes.”

By |September 19th, 2014|Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Engine protection system available on all Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Trucks

Mitsubishi Fuso and the Supreme Fiberpanel

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. (MFTA) announced that its 2015 Canter FE130 medium-duty work truck (13,200-lb. GVWR) is now available with a Supreme FiberPanel (HC) HoneyComb dry van body.

We found some great news about Mitsubishi Fuso and Supreme teaming up to provide the reliable Fuso Canter FE truck with the Fiberpanel Honeycomb dryvan from Supreme Body Corp.

From the Fleet Equipment Magazine website:

The Class 3 Canter FE130 features a body/payload capacity of up to 7,975 lbs. When the Supreme body is installed on the FE130, the total body/payload advantage jumps to nearly 1,000-lb., compared to the previous model.

According to Supreme, a 14-ft. FiberPanel HC body with composite rear rollup door weighs 288 lb. less than a 14-ft. box made of standard fiberglass-reinforced plywood (FRP). And that weight savings translates directly to more payload.

According to Leighton Good, MFTA’s manager, product and applications, “We are always looking for ways to reduce cost-of-ownership for our FUSO owners. Our efficient frame design and use of lightweight structural technologies throughout the chassis help increase the Canter’s payload compared to competitive trucks. By adding this new Supreme FiberPanel HC body, we can boost payload capacity even more—allowing our customers to haul more per trip. And that helps them reduce their truck transport costs.”

The FiberPanel HC body is available in 12-, 14- and 16-ft. lengths, with 96 in. width and interior heights of 85 in., 91 in. or 97 in.

By |August 14th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso and the Supreme Fiberpanel

1968 Fuso Canter T90 – Throwback Thursday

The 1968 Mitsubishi Fuso Canter T90 Medium Duty Truck – Throwback Thursday

This week’s Throwback Thursday truck is a Mitsubishi Fuso Canter T90. A great Truck then and still a great medium duty truck to this day. Fuso still makes one of the most dependable and cost effective medium duty trucks in the industry.

If you have an old truck you would like us to post on Throwback Thursday, send us your pictures of your logoed or non-logoed trucks and your truck may be selected and posted on our Throwback Thursday posts.

Special Thanks to Wikipedia for truck pictures and historical information.

By |April 17th, 2014|Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on 1968 Fuso Canter T90 – Throwback Thursday

Mitsubishi Fuso FE Series – Throwback Thursday

The Mitsubishi Fuso FE Series Truck has been a leader for decades

1984 Mitsubishi Fuso FE 3 and FE4 Canter Series Trucks

Great then and great now! Here’s a classic 1984 Fuso FE Canter Truck. It doesn’t seem like it for some of us, but 1984 was 30 years ago. Back then Mitsubishi Fuso Commercial Trucks were known for reliability and dependability with a low cost of operation and they are still setting the standard and the same great tradition.

Do you have an old truck you’d like us to post on Throwback Thursday. Send us your pictures of your logoed or non-logoed trucks and your truck may be selected and posted on our Throwback Thursday posts.

By |March 20th, 2014|Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso FE Series – Throwback Thursday

Mitsubishi Fuso Commercial Trucks History

Throwback Thursday – Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks

After doing a little research we found some interesting Mitsubishi Fuso history and some cool old pictures:

Fuso began in 1932 with the production of it’s first commercial vehicle, a passenger bus named the B46. The bus would carry up to 38 people and was equipped with a 100 h.p., 6 cyl gas engine.

With the release of the B46 bus, a celebration was held where employees were invited to offer ideas for a name and the “Fuso” name won out.

In 1963, approximately 31 years later, the first Canter was born and since then over 4 million vehicles have been produced. The “Fuso” focus has always been to provide vehicles that would make delivery and transportation more cost efficient and more economical for customers across the globe.

By |March 6th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso Commercial Trucks History

Fuso Announces new FE130 model

Mitsubishi Fuso introduces new higher-GVWR Class 3 work truck

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From Fleet Equipment Magazine:

Fuso announces new FE130

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. introduced its new Canter FE130 work truck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis on March 5. Its new entry into the Class 3 segment boosts GVWR and body/payload capacity by 700 lb. over the previous FE125 model.

According to the company, the boost in GVWR is actually the second part of a program to expand the utility and versatility of its Class 3 offering. In making the introduction, Todd Bloom, MFTA’s president and chief executive officer, said, “Strategically, this new truck is a direct result of our continuing efforts to improve and refine our products to provide increasing value to FUSO owners. We added a long-wheelbase option to our 2014 model FE125 as a running change in the fall of 2013. The new 169.3” wheelbase option allows installation of 20’ bodies—which greatly expanded the cargo volume capabilities of our lightest truck. For our customers who transport high-bulk items, this is a real benefit. But those who haul heavier items could only take advantage of the longer wheelbase if the GVWR also increased. And that’s where the new FE130 comes in.”

Model designations for FUSO commercial trucks are derived from their GVWRs. The GVWR for the new FE130 is 13,200 lb., compared to 12,500 lb. for the truck it replaces….Read More

By |March 5th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Fuso Announces new FE130 model