Fuso Truck by Daimler and Mitsubishi FusoFuso Truck by Daimler and Mitsubishi Fuso

(Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany) Daimler Truck AG Tuesday announced the market launch of the Next Generation eCanter in Hong Kong. This latest version of the all-electric light-duty truck is set to be available from January, offering variants ranging between 5 and 8.55 tons, together with its Japanese subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Bus and Truck Corporation.

The FUSO eCanter is designed with versatility and compact dimensions, making it ideally suited for inner-city transportation needs, especially in densely populated urban areas. Hong Kong, with over 7 million inhabitants in a 1,100 square kilometer area, stands as one of the world’s most densely populated cities. The introduction of the Next Generation eCanter in such a bustling metropolis represents a significant step towards sustainable urban logistics, aligning with the global shift towards eco-friendly transportation solutions. This move by Daimler Truck and FUSO is expected to set a new standard in the industry for light-duty urban transport vehicles.

Daimler Truck AG Highlights Hong Kong’s Euro VI Emission Standards; City Aims for CO2-Neutrality by 2050 with eCanter

Daimler Truck AG emphasized on Tuesday that Hong Kong, adhering to Euro VI emission standards for trucks, is ambitiously aiming to achieve complete CO2-neutrality by 2050. As traffic contributes to around 20% of the city’s CO2 emissions, the introduction of electric vehicles like the eCanter is expected to play a crucial role in this environmental initiative.

To accelerate the adoption of electric commercial vehicles, the Hong Kong government has established a substantial New Energy Transport Fund, worth 1.1 billion Hong Kong Dollars (approximately 117 million Euros). This fund is designed to facilitate the integration of electric vehicles into existing vehicle fleets.

The eCanter, Daimler Truck AG’s electric vehicle model, is anticipated to be included in the list of vehicles eligible for government subsidies, making it a more accessible option for businesses aiming to reduce their carbon footprint. This initiative is a significant step towards Hong Kong’s goal of becoming a climate-neutral city by 2050, and it underscores the critical role of sustainable transportation solutions in achieving environmental targets.

By Lisa Luckas

Lisa Luckas is a Sr. Business News Editor at Nobot.News.

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