US-based battery swapping company Ample is partnering to deliver Mitsubishi Fuso electric trucks powered by Ample’s Modular Battery Swapping technology. The initial deployment will leverage Mitsubishi Fuso’s latest all-electric FUSO eCanter starting this winter in Japan.
Initially, the eCanter will provide a range from 62-200 miles with an eye towards increasing that range to serve other driving profiles. With its next-generation swapping stations, Ample will offer last-mile delivery trucks a gas-station-like experience where electric trucks can get a full charge in 5 minutes ensuring maximum on-the-road utilization of the vehicle.
In addition, Ample’s drive-through experience will further simplify the experience for the vehicle operator who will not need to back out of the station at the end of a swap. While a truck is being swapped, it can be loaded and unloaded allowing for additional operational efficiencies.
Ample said it will announce shortly the companies which will be utilizing the eCanter to electrify their fleets.