Australia’s adoption of electric vehicles has indeed lagged behind many global counterparts, but a significant stride forward has been achieved with Fuso’s introduction of their all-electric eCanter in the Australian market. In an official announcement heralding this launch, Fuso highlighted that the eCanter is the inaugural all-electric original equipment manufacturer (OEM) truck to be accessible in Australia. Owners of this innovative vehicle will benefit from the assistance of designated eMobility Fuso dealers who are well-equipped to provide comprehensive support. This milestone underscores the growing momentum towards electrification in the Australian truck industry.
The Fuso eCanter includes class leading safety, produces zero emissions and has near-silent operation. The vehicle was developed by Daimler and in 2017 was hailed as the first smaller series electric production truck in the world. Prospective Australian buyers can be assured the vehicle has undergone rigorous testing which including 6 months of running in Australia with the maximum load.
Are you ready to go electric? We check out the features and assure our customers that the Fuso eCanter can be purchased with Jade Truck Loans finance at our same cheap interest rates as diesel powered trucks.
Fuso eCanter Features
Fuso emphasizes that the advantages of the new eCanter extend not only to its owners but also to the residents and pedestrians in environmentally sensitive areas of Australian cities. The vehicle's zero emissions contribute to a cleaner urban environment.
This 4-tonne capacity truck offers the essential safety features that buyers anticipate from Fuso, consistent with the 4x2 Canters. These encompass Lane Departure Warning, Advanced Emergency Braking, a pedestrian sensor camera, electronic stability control, and an anti-slip regulator.
The eCanter, a 4x2 model with a spacious cab, boasts a 3400 mm wheelbase and seating for three occupants. The cab adheres to ECE-R29 standards, ensuring safety compliance.
When fully loaded, the eCanter can travel over 100 km on a single charge. For rapid recharging, the vehicle can reach 80% capacity within 60 minutes using a rapid charger, while a full charge typically takes around 90 minutes. The electric power is stored in six liquid-cooled lithium-ion batteries strategically positioned in the truck's frame. Fuso has affirmed its commitment to collaborate with customers to determine the most suitable charging infrastructure tailored to their specific requirements.
Availability of the Fuso eCanter for Australian customers will be limited initially, but the company claims production is planned to increase over time. If you’re planning to attend the Brisbane Truck Show in May, you’ll get an opportunity to see the Fuso eCanter on the Daimler stand and discuss the specs with company representatives.
Financing Your Fuso eCanter
The Fuso eCanter is poised to serve a diverse range of urban delivery and transportation operators, catering to a wide array of applications. Anticipating the benefits that will be realized from its zero-emission operation, it's reasonable to expect a surge in demand for this innovative vehicle. Many shrewd operators might consider incorporating an eCanter into their fleet to assess its all-electric performance before making a full transition. On the other hand, some may opt for a comprehensive switch to full-electric and choose to order multiple eCanters to reap the purported benefits across their entire operation.
To facilitate your purchase, Jade Truck Loans extends the same services and loan options for acquiring a single vehicle or an entire fleet. Whether you're considering the eCanter or other diesel, petrol, or hydrogen-powered vehicles, we offer a consistent portfolio of finance products to accommodate your needs.
eCanter loan options through Jade include:-
- Truck Leasing
- Truck Rental or Rent-to-Own Trucks
- Chattel Mortgage or Truck/Heavy Equipment Loan
- Commercial Hire Purchase
The features and benefits of each loan product vary and their suitability for an individual business varies according to the financial objectives and structure of that operation. One key difference is in the interest rate which applies to each finance product. Chattel Mortgage and CHP attract the cheapest rate, leasing slightly higher and truck rental the highest. While this is standard across all lenders, Jade offers cheap truck loan interest rates across a full range of vehicles
To see estimated repayments on a Fuso eCanter with our cheap rates, use our interest rate, comparison calculator. Enter your loan amount and the term you would like and the repayment estimates appear. This calculator is purely for comparing loan types. To plan how you would like your Jade loan structured, use our truck loan repayment calculator which has the added feature of including a balloon/residual.
While tempting to simply opt for the cheaper rate loan types, we highly recommend that our customers consider the full package of features and benefits to their business of each loan and consult with their accountant on the final selection.
All are available with:-
- No deposit finance
- Negotiated terms and conditions
- Flexible loan terms
- Balloon or residual option
For those intending to take advantage of Instant Asset Write-off or temporary full expensing, Chattel Mortgage would be the most suitable loan.
Pre-approved Fuso Finance
With the expected initial limited availability of the eCanter in the Australian market, it is the ideal scenario for buyers to arrange a Jade pre-approved truck loan. Especially if planning to inspect the Fuso at the Brisbane Truck Show.
Contact us prior to your departure for Brisbane and we can have your loan get approved so you are in a position to place your eCanter order at the show if you’re ready to enter the new eRa of trucking in Australia.
Contact 1300 000 003 to discuss lending on a Fuso eCanter for your business.
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