The Canter is the base vehicle of this project, on which a team of 9 women set out to work. Their aim was to design a truck that would make the commercial vehicles industry look attractive as a place of employment for women. ‘Canna’ is derived from the word ‘Kannazuki’ which is October, the month (this year) during which the special truck was created.
The Canter Eco Hybrid Canna is mechanically similar to the diesel-hybrid Canter that is made at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation’s (MFTBC) Kawasaki Manufacturing Plant, in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Its 123 hp diesel engine is paired to a 47 hp brushless electric motor. The net result is a 30 percent improvement in efficiency compared to the diesel variant.