Duvenbeck aims for 120 MAN eTrucks
Logistics service provider Duvenbeck has signed a memorandum of understanding with MAN Truck & Bus for the deployment of 120 MAN eTrucks to be delivered by 2026. The fully electric 40-tonne truck will be the first to run for Volkswagen Group Logistics from 2024 onwards.
These ultra semitrailer tractors are characterised by a low fifth-wheel height, which allows an interior height of three metres in the trailer. These kinds of semi-trailers are frequently used in automotive logistics. Christian Schweckhorst, CEO Duvenbeck says the new eTrucks will also be used in its “various transport concepts” for the Volkswagen Group.
The MAN eTrucks can initially be charged with a maximum of 375 kW (CCS 2 charging standard). The German truck maker says it aims to eventually rely on megawatt charging, in which charging capacities of up to one megawatt will be possible. The electric truck is propelled by a permanently excited synchronous motor with an output of 330 kW, while a central motor-gearbox combination with four gears translates the power to the drive axle.
“We are pleased to be taking an important step towards further CO2 savings together with MAN and Volkswagen. In doing so, we are advancing our innovative technical capabilities and hope for a rapid expansion of the public charging infrastructure,” says Christian Schweckhorst, CEO Duvenbeck.
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Duvenbeck says it will also use the new eTrucks in its “various transport concepts” for the Volkswagen Group. In January this year, logistics service provider DB Schenker revealed its plans to procure a total of 100 heavy-duty electric trucks from MAN by 2026. The first MAN eTruck vehicles will be handed over in the first half of 2024.
The Traton subsidiary MAN began large-scale production of electric trucks at its Munich plant last year. As reported, the new electric truck made its rounds in Berlin for the first time in May – this was one of the near-series prototypes produced in Munich.
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