Daimler Reveals Its New 350km Electric Truck In Tesla’s Old Time Slot

Daimler Reveals Its New 350km Electric Truck In Tesla’s Old Time Slot

Perhaps it’s just coincidence, perhaps it was fate, perhaps it was a clever positioning campaign on behalf of Mitsubishi Fuso and Daimler, but the truck company has debuted a new electric cargo truck with a 350km range just a day before Tesla was initially scheduled to show off its new semi.

The E-Fuso Vision One debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show, sporting a modern twist on the classic utility truck look we all likely already associate with Japan and Europe. The new electric heavy-duty truck joins the recently revealed electric light-duty truck from Mitsubishi Fuso — a subsidiary company of Daimler’s truck division.

The new heavy-duty E-Fuso Vision One sports a 300kWh battery in its top configuration, which Daimler claims should be enough to reach the claimed 350km maximum range with a payload capacity of 11 tons. The company also expects that some major markets, like Europe and Japan, should have the charging infrastructure necessary to satisfy any early-adopters for its new truck when it goes on sale.