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Work trucks strive to curtail addiction to fuel

  • Magazine Article
  • 17TOFHP04_14
Published April 01, 2017 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Reducing fuel consumption was a focal point of several trucks unveiled in March. Electric drivetrains and four-cylinder engines were among the tactics disclosed at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. rolled out an all-electric medium-duty work truck, the eCanter, which it says will be the first plug-in electric work truck produced by a major truck manufacturer. The Class 4 truck has a payload capacity of roughly 9380 lb (4255 kg).