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MAN begins electric truck trials

20 August 2018 #CV Sector #News #TNB News #Truck

Truck manufacturer, MAN, is to begin trials of its new all-electric eTGM model this autumn.

The 26-tonne rigid, which will be one of the primary exhibits on the company’s stand at the IAA Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show next month, will commence trials with nine companies in October.

All nine of the operators will be based in Austria, chosen for its huge variety of road types and topography.

MAN electric truck

The 26-tonne trucks have batteries mounted under the cab and on the chassis, giving them a maximum range of 180km, or 118 miles. Power comes from a 264kW electric motor, generating 3,100Nm of torque.

Each of the trial vehicles will have a different type of duty and a different body, with applications ranging from a refuse collection vehicle to a 4×2 tractor unit, as well as a refrigerated box body, a detachable container body and a standard curtainside. They will be evaluated in real world conditions and data collected to help MAN monitor their performance and suitability for series production.

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