MAN broadens electric truck offering

By Categories: NewsPublished On: Tuesday 21 May 2024

Traton subsidiary MAN has expanded its e-truck offering from three basic models to over a million different possible specifications.

The new chassis versions of the eTGX and eTGS can be highly customised with a variety of wheelbases, cab versions, engine performance classes, battery combina­tions, charging connection positions and numerous other industry-typical features.

MAN presented the new 4×2 and 6×2 chassis range at the start of IFAT 2024, the world’s leading show for water, sew­age, waste and raw materials management, in Munich.

The new all-electric chas­sis provide a platform for the wide variety of applications in the municipal and utility sec­tors.

With a predicted service life of up to 1.6 million kilometres or 15 years, depending on application, the batteries are also claimed to be extreme­ly durable and suitable for use in municipal applications where vehicles are expected to have a long service life be­cause of their expensive spe­cialist bodywork.

Friedrich Baumann, sales and customer solutions di­rector at MAN Truck & Bus, said: “In the development of our new etrucks, we also in­corporated the expertise of body manufacturers at an early stage and in a targeted manner.

“This enables us to offer every customer the optimum combination of electric vehi­cle and body for their applica­tion requirements.

“The new MAN etruck fulfils all the prerequisites for the sustainable electrification of the municipal and utility sec­tor.”

With their three, four, five or six modularly combinable and variably positionable batter­ies, the 18 to 28 tonne MAN eTGX and MAN eTGS chassis with their optional 333, 449 or 544 electric hp offer flexi­ble free space for body compo­nents on the vehicle frame, a wide range of mechanical and electric drives for body func­tions in various classes, up to nine different wheelbases, six cab variants, steered and non-steered trailing axles, leaf/air and full air-suspension, and driving programmes specially adapted to specific applica­tions.

Waste collection vehicles as rear or side loaders, roll-off and skip loaders, platform trucks, three-way tippers and crane tippers for transporting building materials, as well as snow clearing vehicles and aerial work platforms can be installed on the new MAN etruck chassis, along with many other bodywork types.

Even on the shortest wheel­base of 3.75 metres, up to five batteries with a usable capac­ity of up to 400 kWh can be installed.

This corresponds to a range of up to 500 kilometres with­out intermediate charging. Typical daily mileages for mu­nicipal and waste disposal ap­plications are achievable with a smaller number of batteries. In return, the available pay­load increases by up to 2,400 kilograms.

MAN’s 360-degree eMobili­ty Consulting offers advice on switching to electromobility in­cludes customer-specific anal­yses of vehicle deployment and charging infrastructure requirements. The charg­ing stations themselves are also part of the offer through co-operations with charging infrastructure suppliers.

As with conventionally pow­ered trucks, there are also service contracts and financ­ing solutions specially tailored to electromobility and the needs of the environmental technology sector, as well as numerous digital services.

In addition to a new MAN eTGS with roll-off tipper body, MAN also showed a compact RCV for city centres and pe­destrian zones based on the MAN eTGE van, and an MAN eTGM with winter service equipment with a newly posi­tioned radar sensor that is not covered by the snowplough mounting-plate on the front of the vehicle for its emergency brake assistance system.