Daimler Commercial Vehicles Thailand (DCVT) recently showcased the world’s first emission-free truck, the eCanter 1.0, to 80 top customers and industry stakeholders in Bangkok.
The company said in a press release on Friday that the eCanter is powered by six lithium ion batteries and has a driving radius of up to 100 kilometres per charge. It is currently only available in Japan, United Kingdom and USA.
At the “Future of Mobility” event held at The Sukhothai Bangkok, the company said the eCanter zero emission technology offers a possible solution to Bangkok's pollution challenge, particularly in the diesel dominated commercial vehicle market.
DCVT executives and customers discussed the impact of electrification on Thailand’s commercial and logistics industry and how to create infrastructure network to pave the way to the future with suitable energy.
The eCanter 2.0 begins production in 2021 with deliveries beginning shortly thereafter, with Thailand as a possible market.