MAN to show new 800km range electric truck at IAA show

Prototype of electric large series truck will be presented at Hanover show

MAN Truck & Bus has confirmed it will be debuting its near-series prototype purely electric large series truck at the upcoming IAA Transportation 2022 event in Hanover.

With a daily range of up to 800 kilometres and megawatt charging capability, MAN aims for its new eTruck to electrify not just long-distance transport, but all common transport segments covered by diesel trucks today.

With a plan to produce the electric trucks with conventional trucks on a series production line will, the company hopes, make the switch from diesel to electric particularly flexible.

MAN is also focusing on other major trends in the industry at this year’s show, where the company will be sited in Hall 12, StandC20: digitalisation for the optimal integration of trucks into transport processes and autonomous driving for more safety and efficiency, a targeted use of the scarce resource of driving personnel and the intelligent climate-friendly combination of different modes of transport.

“With even less fuel consumption, an even greater focus on driver needs, and useful digital services such as automatic truck payment at the petrol station, we are simplifying our customers’ day-to-day business,” said Alexander Vlaskamp, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus.

“We are making our production more flexible and building our future heavy eTruck on a production line with conventional vehicles, so that we can produce electrified or diesel-powered trucks for our customers, depending on their wishes. Our new eTruck will cover all areas of application when production starts, whether for regional distribution of organic milk or long-distance transport of green steel.

“We accompany our customers in the changeover to e-mobility as closely as possible based on our many years of expertise in the field of e-buses and e-vans as well as our electric eTGM in distribution transport.”

Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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