Daimler's E-Fuso Vision One is the electric heavy duty hauler of the future

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler has unveiled an electric commercial truck concept that could revolutionize the industry.

The E-Fuso Vision One – Mitsubishi Fuso being another Daimler-owned brand – is a Class 8 straight job with a sleek, aerodynamic body that has a range of 210 miles per charge and can carry up to 11,000 pounds. It’s powered by a massive 300 kilowatt-hour battery pack, which knocks 4,000 pounds off of the truck’s payload rating compared to a similar Class 8 diesel.

Daimler baut seine bereits bestehenden Kooperationsaktivitäten mit „The Mobility House“ (TMH) weiter aus. Gemeinsam mit Mobility House arbeitet das Unternehmen intensiv an der Integration von Elektrofahrzeugen in das Stromnetz und legt damit den Grundstein für neue elektromobile Services und Produkte für Privat- und Flottenkunden; FUSO eCanter 

Daimler is extending its existing cooperation activities with "The Mobility House" (TMH). Together with Mobility House the company is working intensively on the integration of electric vehicles into the mains supply and is thus laying the foundation stone for new electromotive services and products for private and fleet customers; FUSO eCanter

The eCanter is a conventional-looking all-electric truck.  (Daimler)

Daimler says it could have something like the E-Fuso on sale within four years. It recently launched a battery-powered Class 4 truck called the eCanter that has a range of 100 miles per charge and a payload rating just over 9,000 pounds. The company is planning to build 500 over the next two years before increasing production in 2019.

Tesla is expected to unveil a concept for a Class 8 semi tractor on November 16, after it rescheduled an October 26 event to focus on addressing production issues it is experiencing with its new Model 3 sedan. Details on the truck have not been released, but a Ryder executive briefed on the vehicle said it will have a 200 to 300-mile range.