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MAN enters the electric market with new van

26 March 2018

MAN Truck & Bus has taken another step forward in the quest to achieve zero-emissions for its customers with the launch of a fully electric van.

For around ten years, MAN Truck & Bus has been working on innovative concepts for supplying and removing material in the urban environment. To tackle the challenge cities face of reconciling a healthy climate and their inhabitants’ quality-of-life demands with the transport of goods and deliveries in central urban areas the company has put forward a wide variety of ideas and studies from the truck and bus sectors in recent years.

Advancing these ideas consistently, the sale of MAN’s first fully electric-powered production vehicle is now underway with the eTGE.

Fast charging

According to the manufacturer around 70% of light commercial vehicles used in urban areas travel fewer than 100 kilometres per day on average. The average speed reached during this is low.

With this in mind, the eTGE’s theoretical range of up to 160 kilometres covers about three-quarters of all urban-core transport. A 40 kW charging station fills the battery up to 80% in 45 minutes.

The van can be restored to full operational capacity after just under five and a half hours on an alternating current wallbox. Approximately nine hours are needed for a full charge with 220V AC.

A comprehensive range of equipment

The electric front-wheel drive TGE features a permanently excited synchronous motor with 100 kW maximum available power. It has 290 Nm of torque at its immediate disposal, which can also be used over the entire speed range, ensuring highly agile handling. Combined with the maximum speed of 90 km/h, this results in fuel consumption of around 20 kWh per 100 kilometres.

In addition to the carrying capacity, the assistance systems have also remained unaffected by the electric technology.

The eTGE comes with a comprehensive range of built-in standard equipment, including a navigation system, heated windscreen and other features that help to make driving easier and safer. Naturally, as with all TGEs, the emergency brake assist (EBA) continues to be installed as standard.

 

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