The MAN eTruck complies with all the necessary requirements for the inner-city distribution transport of the future. It features the same payload as the models with standard internal combustion engines and boasts virtually silent and emission-free performance.
Along with electric drive, auxiliary units such as power steering, air compressors and air-conditioning systems are also electrically driven. This makes demand-dependent, energy-saving steering possible. In addition, the kinetic energy of the vehicle is converted into electrical energy during overrun phases while on the move and then fed back into the battery accumulator.
MAN laid the foundations for the eTruck in 2012, with the development of the MAN Metropolis hybrid vehicle. Valuable expertise in terms of e-mobility was gathered in numerous real-world deployments. The IAA 2016 marked the time to shine: for the first time, MAN unveiled an entirely electric semitrailer tractor for use in inner-city night-time distribution, e.g. for food markets. In the following months, MAN built more fully electric concept vehicles based on the MAN TGM in the weight class from 18 to 26 tonnes. Since 2018, the MAN eTruck has been in use in test operations at nine CNL partner companies.