Cities and private companies in Portugal to test electric delivery vehicles

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways July 30, 2014 10:15

Cities and private companies in Portugal to test electric delivery vehicles


Cities and private companies in Portugal are set to begin assessing the effectiveness of new electric delivery vehicles around the country over the next 12 months.

The Fuso Canter E-Cell, produced together with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Europe, Daimler Trucks and Mitsubishi Motors Portugal, is a light-duty electric truck that weighs six tons and can travel over 100 km on a single charge. Charging the batteries at 230 volts takes around seven hours, while use of a rapid-charging system can reduce it to just one hour.

The capabilities of the trucks will be put to the test in a variety of conditions all over Portugal. Lisbon will be using the truck to move household and gardening rubbish, Porto will use it as a means of transport between its various municipal buildings, while Abrantes will test it when moving horticultural waste.

The Portuguese national postal service, CTT, will use the truck for transport runs between its Lisbon distribution centres; Transporta, a private delivery company, will test the Canter E-Cell for house-to-house deliveries as part of its short distance distribution service; and the energy supplier REN will use it within the port area of the town of Sines.

Story: Eltis.org

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways July 30, 2014 10:15