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Fuso going with gas in new Class 5 cabover truck

March 8, 2019 by John Smith

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is building on its commitment to gasoline engines with the first gasoline-powered Class 5 cabover in the marketplace — the Fuso FE 180 Gas.

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Mitsubishi Fuso unveils gas Class 4 and 5

March 8, 2018 by John Smith

Mitsubishi Fuso has unveiled its 2019 gasoline-powered Class 4 and 5 FE Series cabover, adding to diesel and electric offerings. Gasoline engines now account for about 40% of the market, the company notes. And it says it’s the first OEM […]

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Context: Understanding electric trucks

January 16, 2018 by Jim Park

Electric trucks seem to be all the rage today, just as natural gas was to be the industry’s salvation just a few years back. There’s not much excitement in natural gas today, though it remains a viable alternative fuel. Electric trucks, on the other hand, are just beginning their climb to prominence. Interest in electric trucks peaked in November with the world’s first look at Tesla’s Electric Semi. Whether Tesla can carry the torch for battery-powered heavy trucks remains to be seen, but Elon Musk isn’t only player in the market.
Transpower’s electric Class 8 tractor uses a conventional drivetrain, but with a 400-horsepower electric motor. It has a range of up to 160 kilometers at full load.
I drove a fully electric plug-in Transpower USA Class 8 tractor back in 2015. That truck had been in field tests at the port of Long Beach, California, for two years prior to that. The company made headlines recently announcing a partnership with Meritor that will make its technology commercially available in the spring of this year.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck names new president

December 1, 2017 by John Smith

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Justin Palmer has been named president and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, replacing Jecka Glasman who is returning to Israel for reported family reasons.

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Electric Dreams: Are engineers dreaming of electric sheep?

October 17, 2017 by John Smith

Elon Musk’s dream of an electric semi has yet to become a reality. A rollout that was first expected to take place in September has been pushed back to November, while Tesla looks to address production delays with its Model 3 cars.

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First electric eCanters deliver this year

September 25, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – Fuso will deliver the first of its eCanter cabovers this year, passing a key milestone for the world’s first series-produced Class 4 electric work truck. Models will arrive in the U.S., Germany and Japan.

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Fuso prepares to launch gasoline powertrain

March 15, 2017 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has unveiled the prototype of a gasoline powertrain for its FE Series medium-duty cabovers, and a full launch is scheduled early next year.

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Telogis telematics to connect Fusos

March 15, 2017 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is turning to Telogis to offer standard telematics systems on all its medium-duty diesel cabover trucks.

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2015 Medium Duty Roundup

January 26, 2015 by Allan Janssen

The next generation of running-around-town trucks will deliver a load of innovations, including fuel-saving transmissions; aerodynamic design and in at least one case, “customerization.”