MAN Truck & Bus has announced that it is offering new bodies for the MAN eTGE in cooperation with body manufacturers. With immediate effect, it is also available with a box body and with a flatbed or three-way tipper.
According to the Traton subsidiary, the offer is a response to the “increasing demand for environmentally friendly solutions in urban areas”. Until now, the electric Transporter eTGE was available for passenger transport as an estate and for goods transport as a pure box van. This range is now being supplemented by the box version, the fixed platform and the three-way tipper in order to appeal to additional customer groups.
According to MAN, the box version offers a load space of 3.28 metres in length, 2.06 metres in width and two metres in height – 2.20 metres is also possible on request. This results in a load volume of up to 13.5 cubic metres. The loading height is 1.05 metres, and there is also a pull-out boarding aid with four steps. The box from SPIER Fahrzeugwerk in Steinheim has lashing rails at the front and sides.
“In the new case version, the eTGE becomes even more attractive for delivery drivers,” says Martin Imhoff, Head of Product Marketing Van at MAN Truck & Bus. “Because many customers in urban delivery traffic are interested in a lot of loading volume, be it for deliveries of large-volume online orders or for furniture deliveries. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly important, especially in the city, to sustainably reduce exhaust and noise emissions.”
With the versions with an open load floor, on the other hand, MAN wants to appeal to municipal service providers, the construction industry and gardening and landscaping. The platform measures 3.26 metres in length and 2.04 metres in width. The fold-down side walls are 30 centimetres high. 10 lashing eyes with 500 daN tensile force each are integrated in the platform. With the platform the payload is 820 kilograms, with the three-sided tipper body it is 750 kilograms. Both solutions come from the manufacturer Schoon Fahrzeugsysteme from Wiesmoor.
The drive remains unchanged from the superstructures: The e-motor has an output of 100 kW, the battery offers 35.8 kWh. The range is 115 kilometres according to the WLTP test procedure, but according to MAN it could increase to up to 120 to 130 kilometres in real-life use in the city, depending on transport conditions.
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