MAN eTGE – zero emissions to the customer; in series from July

MAN eTGE – zero emissions to the customer; in series from July-july

At the beginning of the week we reported on the topic “Used batteries as charging stations for electric buses – MAN in test phase”. As part of the project, MAN is thinking about what to do with discarded e-bus batteries. The idea was to use them in charging stations for corresponding electric vehicles. Charging stations that could also supply the MAN eTGE with electricity from July of this year. Because from then on, the purely electrically powered transporter will be mass-produced by MAN. With the market launch of the MAN eTGE, the company is responding to the demands of future distribution and delivery traffic in cities.

The range of the electrified MAN van is 160 kilometers. With a payload of 950 to 1700 kilograms, depending on the registration (3.5 or 4.25 ton), the electric MAN TGE is ideally equipped for the corresponding transport journeys. In previous years, MAN Truck & Bus had already presented various ideas and studies from the areas of trucks and buses. In a consistent continuation of these ideas, the eTGE is now the first MAN series vehicle to be sold with a purely electric drive.

With the eTGE from MAN, the company is presenting a vehicle that meets everyday demands. Vehicles in this class cover less than 100 kilometers a day; the average speed achieved is low. This as a background shows that the eTGE is able to cover around three quarters of all inner-city transport with its theoretical range of up to 160 kilometers.

As is usual with other e-vehicles, the charging times for the eTGE also vary; depending on where and how you load it. At a 40 kW charging station, 80 percent of the battery is charged in 45 minutes. The MAN eTGE can be fully used again after just under five and a half hours on a wall box with three-phase current. When charging with 220V AC voltage, approx. 9 hours for a full charge. With appropriate battery care, the capacity loss of the 36kWh battery is only 15 percent after ten years and around 2000 charging cycles. Furthermore, individual modules of six or twelve cells can be replaced separately, which contributes to the longevity of the vehicle noticeably. The modules find their place under the slightly higher loading floor, as it is used in the rear-driven body versions with diesel engine.

The E-transporter is powered by a permanent synchronous motor with a maximum retrievable power of 100 kW. For a quite agile driving behavior, the immediately attached and retrievable over the entire speed range torque of 290 nm ensures. In conjunction with the maximum speed set to 90 km / h, there is a consumption of about 20 kWh per 100 kilometers. The ETGE already comes from the factory in a comprehensive basic equipment with navigation system, heatable windscreen and other helpers, which make the automobile driving easier and make sure. Of course, the emergency braking assistant EBA (Emergency Brake Assist) is installed as standard, as in all TGE.

The MAN eTGE will be on the market from 69.According to the company, the first customer inquiries and signed sales contracts have already been received. The first electrically powered vans from MAN will initially be used in metropolitan areas in Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Norway and the Netherlands.

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