2024 MAN Heavy-Electric Truck – MAN Truck & Bus announced that heavy electric trucks will be produced in Munich starting in 2024, almost a full year earlier than originally planned. An initial 200 units will be delivered shortly. MAN presented a prototype for the new electric truck that is in the final stages of production.
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The corresponding plans were presented by MAN in June 2021. The start of series production was also mentioned at that time for 2024. According to the new specification, “early 2024”, last year production was still planned for 2024’s last quarter. The e-truck prototype is based upon the new MAN truck model. The press release by MAN doesn’t give any additional details about the prototype.
MAN was the first to produce e-trucks in large quantities in industrial quantities. The MAN eMobility Center opened in June 2013. Employees are currently testing battery-electric trucks in real conditions on an area of approximately 4,000m2. They are also being trained in future technologies. According to the manufacturer, all qualified workers in Munich will be qualified for series production of electric trucks by 2023.
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The company moved parts of its production from Munich to Krakow, Poland in order to make room at the main plant for electric trucks. This was done at the beginning of 2022. MAN spent around 130 million euros on the expansion of the Polish plant with the goal of nearly tripling its production capacity. The commercial vehicle manufacturer wants to not only accelerate the adoption of electromobility but also to put more effort into research in the area of hydrogen mobility. Bavaria supports the project. The company stated that the funding commitment for the “Bayernflotte” fleet conversion project was made by the Minister-President of Bavaria, Markus Soder, and Hubert Aiwanger, Minister of Economic Affairs.
MAN and industry partners Faurecia, ZF is developing a fuel-cell truck as part of this project. The truck will be delivered to five customers by mid-2024. It will be tested by Spedition Dettendorfer, Rhenus Logistics, Spedition Dettendorfer, BayWa and DB Schenker for a year in real-world usage. “MAN is accelerating its conversion and making big strides towards emission-free drives systems. A MAN, and within the TRATON Group, our focus is on battery-electric drives. Alexander Vlaskamp CEO of MAN Truck & Bus, says that they are the foundation for our heavy-duty e trucks, which will go on sale in 2024. We expect H2 trucks to be used in certain areas only when enough green hydrogen and the infrastructure will be available after 2030. We are currently researching hydrogen, and the funding provided by the state of Bavaria allows us to expand our expertise in this field.