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.

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