・MFTBC will participate in the newly formed Tokyo Zero-emission Innovation Bay council
・Mitsubishi Fuso aims to accelerate society’s shift toward zero-emissions as a commercial vehicle manufacturer developing electric transportation solutions
Kawasaki, Japan — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC; headquarters: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President and CEO Hartmut Schick) announces its participation in the Tokyo Zero-emission Innovation Bay (hereinafter referred to as the “Zero-emission Bay”), a council established as part of the Japanese government’s “Progressive Environment Innovation Strategy”.
The Zero-emission Bay was established with the aim to make the Tokyo Bay area the first zero-emission innovation hub in the world through collaborations among different locally-based companies and research institutions. With its vision to provide solutions toward the global issue of climate change, the Zero-emission Bay plans to support information exchange and collaboration among members on research, demonstrations or business development related to zero emission technologies.
MFTBC promotes zero-emissions through electrification in the commercial vehicle industry, with its vision to make all new vehicles in the Japanese market “tank-to-wheel” CO2-neutral by 2039. As a pioneer of electric trucks, MFTBC launched its first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck, the eCanter, in 2017. Since then, over 200 eCanters have been running in customer hands inside and outside of Japan, with the total driving distance exceeding 3 million kilometers worldwide. In addition, MFTBC will begin the series production of fuel-cell trucks by the late 2020s, a commitment underscored by the unveiling of the light-duty fuel-cell concept truck, the eCanter F-Cell, and its driving demonstration in June 2020. As interest in shaping de-carbonized societies gains momentum within governments both inside and outside of Japan, the zero-emission eCanter as well as fuel cell trucks to be produced in the future will play a significant role in achieving carbon neutral transportation.
In support of the Zero-emission Bay mission, MFTBC will collaborate with its fellow council members in the research and development of zero-emission technologies for commercial vehicles.