2024 MAN Heavy-Electric Truck – MAN Truck & Bus has announced that heavy-electric trucks will begin production in Munich in 2024. This is almost a year earlier than originally planned. In the near future, 200 units will be available. MAN has presented a prototype of the new electric vehicle that is currently in production.
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MAN presented the corresponding plans in June 2021. At that time, 2024 was also mentioned. According to the new specification, production for last year was still planned for the last quarter of 2024. The e-truck prototype was based on the new MAN truck. The press release from MAN does not provide any further details about the prototype.
MAN was the first company to manufacture e-trucks in large quantities and in industrial quantities. In June 2013, the MAN eMobility Center was opened. In an area of around 4,000m2, employees are testing battery-electric trucks. Future technologies are being taught to them. The manufacturer claims that all Munich-based workers will be qualified to produce electric trucks in series production by 2023.
To make space at the main plant for electric vehicles, parts of the company’s products were moved from Munich to Krakow in Poland. This was completed in 2022. MAN spent approximately 130 million euros to expand the Polish plant in order to nearly triple its production. The manufacturer of commercial vehicles wants to accelerate the adoption and research in hydrogen mobility. Bavaria supports this project. According to the company, Minister-President Bavaria Markus Soder and Hubert Aiwanger (Minister of Economic Affairs) made the funding commitment for “Bayernflotte”, a fleet conversion project.
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As part of this project, MAN and industry partners Faurecia and ZF are creating a fuel-cell vehicle. Five customers will receive the truck by mid-2024. The truck will be used in real-world situations for a year by Spedition Dettendorfer and Rhenus Logistics. “MAN is making great strides towards emission-free drive systems and is accelerating its conversion. A MAN and within the TRATON Group, our focus is on battery-electric drives. Alexander Vlaskamp, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus says they are the foundation of our heavy-duty e truck, which will be available for sale in 2024. H2 trucks will only be used in certain regions when there is enough green hydrogen and infrastructure. The funding from the state of Bavaria will allow us to increase our knowledge in hydrogen research.