Daimler is now looking to put some pressure on Volkswagen's Truck and Bus division by launching a brand new product brand called Mitsubishi Fuso Truck.
Dedicated exclusively to zero-emission trucks and buses, the new brand arrived at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show with a new concept vehicle called E-Fuso Vision One.
It's an all-electric heavy-duty truck that has a gross weight of about 23 tons (50,706lbs), and can carry a payload of approximately 11 tons (24,250lbs), which puts it just 2 tons (4,409lbs) short of its diesel counterpart.
The E-Fuso Vision One is aimed at regional intra-city distribution, and can be fitted with batteries up to 300kWh, which provide it with a total range of up to 350km (217miles).
The manufacturer has high hopes when it comes to their concept truck, as it could hit the assembly lines within four years in markets such as Japan, Europe, and the United States, thanks to the efforts put in the electrification of road transport.
"Our E-Fuso Vision One is an outlook on a feasible all-electric heavy-duty truck. It underlines our commitment to electrify our complete product range", commented President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia, Marc Llistosella.
Along with the E-Fuso Vision One, Daimler also has the eCanter on display, a production zero-emission light-duty truck that was recently presented in New York. The vehicle weighs 7.5 tons (16,535lbs) and can travel between 100 and 120km (62-75 miles) on a single charge.
The first units of the eCanter were already handed over to Japan customers such as Seven-Eleven and Yamato, while in the US, it's used by UPS, and several NGOs.