2024 MAN Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Electric Truck Revealed

2024 MAN Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Electric Truck  – MAN Truck & Bus has revealed that the first 200 electric trucks with heavy-duty capabilities will be manufactured in Munich by the end of 2024, a year earlier than the initial plan. The German manufacturer showed a close-to-production prototype of the electric vehicle to the general crowd for the first time in Nuremberg in a special event today, 17 February. It is imperative that we accelerate the electrification of our fleet more quickly. But, we can only be successful in accelerating the use of electric vehicles if we help our customers through their move and encourage them to make the switch. In this regard we are implementing integrated digital solutions as well as charging services, said Alexander Vlaskamp, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus.

2024 MAN Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Electric Truck Specs
2024 MAN Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Electric Truck Specs

2024 MAN Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Electric Truck Review

The focus of our company at MAN and within the TRATON Group is clearly on battery-electric drives. They form the foundation for our high-performance e-trucks that we plan to launch in 2024. Only when enough green hydrogen as well as the necessary infrastructure is in place by 2030 can we anticipate employing H2 trucks in certain specific areas of use. We are investigating the subject of hydrogen. The support by the State of Bavaria allows us to develop further knowledge in this field>, said Mr. Vlaskamp. This adds to the statements made by the head of corporate responsibility Stefan Klatt in this interview.

2024 MAN Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Electric Truck Review
2024 MAN Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Electric Truck Review

In actual fact, MAN is accelerating the speed of transitioning towards fossil-free forms of propulsion and making preparations for an emissions-free future of freight and passenger transportation. It is also a step toward the building of capabilities in the area of hydrogen-related technology. Bavaria’s state Bavaria will be funding this “Bavarian Fleet” research project in its own hydrogen strategy and, as such, is increasing the development of expertise. The amount of funding is 8.5 million euros. In the Bayernflotte program, MAN is working on fuel cell trucks along with industrial partners Bosch, Faurecia, and ZF. It will be made available to five customers by mid-2024. The five companies BayWa, DB Schenker, GRESS Spedition Rhenus Logistics, BayWa as well as Spedition Dettendorfer will test their fuel cell trucks powered by hydrogen during real-world operation for one year.

Batteries and Green Hydrogen

According to the present technology commercial vehicles equipped with fuel cells can have a longer duration than vehicles that use batteries to store energy However, the costs for energy for hydrogen operating are expected to remain substantially more expensive. The cost savings in energy for batteries-powered trucks is the main factor for a swift transition to electric-powered trucks that is essential to meet the goals of climate change for the transportation industry. Another reason hydrogen as a storage medium could eventually become an important battery used in commercial vehicle batteries is the fact that hydrogen from the green side will not be in abundance in the near term and will likely be utilized initially in the production of steel or chemicals The most important element that will enable emissions-free driving is the vehicle batteries.

2024 MAN Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Electric Truck Redesign
2024 MAN Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Electric Truck Redesign

2024 MAN Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Electric Truck Future

MAN has begun to build its own knowledge in the creation of batteries as early as the spring of 2021. The nexus of it is located at eMobility Technical Centre at the Nuremberg site which is where the first batteries for e-vehicle testing and internal tests have been developed by individual manufacturers. Man to predict heavy-duty electric truck production until the beginning of 2024. Hydrogen? After 2030