A vision becomes reality. The urban distribution transport of tomorrow is virtually silent and emission-free. With the new electric truck, we are ready to start off into a sustainable future.

MAN has been taking its ecological responsibilities seriously for a long time and follows a clear roadmap when it comes to e-mobility. Since 2009, MAN has been working on new concepts for supply and waste disposal in urban environments, because it is in these cities that the challenge of balancing inner-city goods transport with a healthy, liveable environment for inhabitants is increasing in scope.

In September 2016, MAN first presented the new MAN eTruck, a TGS semitrailer tractor with electric drive, at the IAA. Five months later, MAN and the Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL) signed a development partnership. This agreement gave the starting signal for the introduction of MAN eTrucks in medium and heavy distribution transport, with a permissible gross train weight from 18 to 26 tonnes.


The MAN eTruck enters the test phase


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.


    MAN eTruck

    The new MAN eTruck is gentle on the environment while simultaneously delivering the same amount of efficiency as comparable models with combustion engines and boasts a more than adequate payload. It combines climate protection with performance and is the future of inner-city distribution transport.


    • Local emission-free (CO2 and NOx)
    • Extremely quiet
    • Same payload as a conventional truck
    • 250 kW electric motor


    The energy for the MAN eTrucks is supplied by high-performance lithium-ion batteries from the Volkswagen Group. They are fitted below the cab, above the front axle, and on the left and right-hand side of the frame, depending on the range requirements.


    • Charging is usually done overnight
    • Opportunity charging is an option: fast intermediate charging during rest breaks or during loading and unloading
    • Maximum range up to 200 km with maximum number of batteries
    • Additional batteries can be fitted on the side frame
    • Display in cockpit informs drivers of the current energy content of the batteries

    What our customers have to say

    With the new MAN eTrucks, our customers can expect a new momentum for their businesses. Especially inside cities and metropolitan areas, the fully electric trucks offer more flexibility and longer operating times. In addition, they combine effective distribution transport with urban environmental protection.

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    eMobility at MAN

    The future starts now. With the new electric truck, MAN is ready to start off into a sustainable and efficient future.

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    Nine MAN eTrucks have been on the roads in areas of high population density in Austria since the end of 2018. Another milestone on the way to electrifying inner-city distribution transport, where zero emissions and reduced noise pollution are continuing to become more significant.

    Rewe Group: climate-friendly fresh goods deliveries

    The fully electric MAN TGM 26.360 E owned by Rewe Group Austria delivers fresh and chilled products to supermarkets in Vienna on a daily basis –with almost no emissions and low noise levels.

    Magna Steyr: an alternative for the last mile

    The MAN eTruck travels back and forth between the production facilities and warehouse at the premises of the automotive supplier several times a day, all while generating virtually no emissions. This is what sustainable plant logistics look like.

    METRO: an eco-friendly delivery fleet

    The fully electric MAN TGM delivers goods to up to 15 major customers in the catering and hotel industry every day in the Vienna metropolitan area. As a result, the sustainable eTruck has integrated perfectly into the fleet of this major wholesaler.

    Gebrüder Weiss: a boost to the sustainability strategy

    The Austrian transport and logistics firm is using the MAN TGM 26.360 E exclusively as a sustainable transport solution for its customer Vöslauer between Bad Vöslau and Vienna.

    Quehenberger Logistics: Commitment with purpose

    The Austrian market leader in retail logistics takes another step towards emission-free city logistics and tests the MAN eTruck in Salzburg.

    SPAR: Cutting down on emissions

    In the greater area of Graz, individual retailers all over the city are receiving emission-free deliveries with the fully electric MAN TGM.

    Stiegl: A modern tradition

    The Stiegl brewery in Salzburg not only stands for top quality beer but also top levels of sustainability: the traditional company delivers in and around Salzburg using a fully electric MAN TGM.


    Alternative drives ensure your fleet is set for the future. Our experts support you every step of the way – from the initial information to the successful expansion of your fleet. MAN Transport Solutions is your expert partner for the cost and benefit-optimised integration of trucks with alternative drives into your fleet.


    Your benefits


    MAN Transport Solutions will enable you to harness the benefits of alternative drives strategically and cost-effectively.


    Individual planning of vehicle deployment and fleet integration

    Planning of the charging infrastructure and energy supply

    Employee training and support for your service workshop

    MAN M-PULSE: Sustainable mobility and efficient transport solutions

    With the innovative motto M-PULSE, pioneer and visionary MAN delivers the deciding impulse for the transport world of tomorrow. At the core of this new motto lies sustainable mobility, an emission-free future and the discovery and implementation of efficient and economical transport solutions.