MAN Introduces 26-tonne Electric Truck

During the IAA 2018 in Hanover, MAN presented a fully electric eTruck solo distributor chassis with a swap body frame and a 6×2 axle configuration. The 26-tonne truck, based on the MAN TGM, incorporates batteries that can be installed under the cab and on the side of the frame, providing a range of up to 200 km. The electric motor, mounted in the center of the frame, supplies 264 kW of power, transmitting 3100 N·m of torque to the drive wheels without the use of a manually operated gearbox.

Designed to handle classic city logistics tasks, the vehicle is suitable for a wide variety of different body applications, from dry freight carrying or refrigerated box vans to refuse collector units. The additional drive systems needed for such applications are also electric.

The new fully electric MAN TGM 6×2 chassis forms the technical basis for nine vehicles that were released to nine member companies of the Austrian Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL) for practical trials in mid-September 2018.