MAN Truck & Bus win in image premium

The electric truck eTruck won in the category “Trucks” The concept of electric mobility (eMobility) of MAN includes the development and testing of trucks operating entirely on electric propulsion.

For the fourth time, Transport newspaper presents the European Sustainable Development Prize in the commercial vehicle industry. Its owners are companies engaged in the production of commercial vehicles and successfully combining financial success with social responsibility and respect for the environment. The course for sustainable development contributes to further growth and prosperity. This year the prize was awarded in 16 nominations. MAN won an award in the prestigious category “Trucks” for the concept of electromobility. The concept aims to create and test all-electric trucks.

MAN Truck & Bus, together with the Austrian Logistics Support Council (CNL), is engaged in the development and trial operation of trucks operating on electric traction. Their production is carried out at the MAN plant in the Austrian city of Steyr (Steyr). The first serious tests of 9 electric delivery trucks in everyday conditions are planned for the beginning of 2018.

By the end of 2018, the launch of the first small batch is expected. The full-scale production of MAN eTruck will unfold in early 2021. Non-toxic and quiet delivery vans are designed to significantly improve the environmental situation in large cities.

Due to the energy recovery in MAN eTruck, CO2 emissions are zero. The transition to electric commercial vehicles is particularly relevant for large cities, where the problem of air pollution and strong noise is acute. Moving along the path from low emissions to zero emissions, transport companies and fleet owners face a number of problems that go beyond the car itself. Therefore, MAN Truck & Bus attracted a large team of specialists to develop individual and most cost-effective transport solutions. In addition to the car itself, the range of tasks assigned to the team also included various issues related to infrastructure and energy demand, as well as the development of maintenance concepts and fleet calculations.

The European Transport Award for Sustainable Development was established in 2011 by Transport and HUSS. The prize is awarded every two years for each subsequent year. This year, the winners were large automotive and logistics concerns, medium-sized enterprises and new firms.