The first limited edition models of the new MAN eTruck for 2024 are already sold out, except for a very small number of vehicles.
A total of 700 orders were received, most of which would be produced on a large scale at the MAN plant in Munich in 2025.
“We are delighted that the new MAN electric truck has been so well received by our customers from the start,” said Alexander Vlaskamp, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus.
“Both the commercial vehicle industry and much of the logistics sector are willing to contribute significantly, so that CO2 emissions-free road freight transport can be accelerated, and customers are not disappointed with the initial enthusiasm,” he added.
Subsequently, trucks with diesel and battery-electric propulsion will be manufactured at the same location, allowing maximum flexibility based on demand.
The plan is for half of all new MAN trucks delivered in Europe to be electric by 2030.
As part of the TRATON GROUP, MAN, along with the Volvo Group and Daimler Truck, is already involved in the joint venture Milence, which aims to install at least 1,700 high-performance and megawatt charging points for commercial vehicles throughout Europe.
“To achieve a coherent transition, we need at least 50,000 charging points in Europe by 2030. Therefore, all political and energy sector players are now called upon to work together to achieve this significant contribution to climate targets,” said Vlaskamp.
What features does the new MAN eTruck offer?
The new MAN eTGX and MAN eTGS are characterized by a high degree of variability in battery configuration, with an option of three to six battery packs.
This means that the optimal vehicle configuration can be selected in terms of range, payload, and charging time for each application feature, from deliveries in city center supermarkets to regional supply of construction materials, and long-distance transportation in production logistics.
With six battery packs, two of which are installed under the cabin and up to four more on the vehicle frame side, the eTGX and eTGS offer up to 480 kWh of usable battery capacity for daily ranges of up to 800 kilometers.
In addition to the standard CCS with up to 375 kilowatts, MAN now offers the even more powerful megawatt charging standard (MCS) for fast intermediate charging during driving breaks, initially allowing 750 kilowatts and, in a later expansion stage, even more than one megawatt of charging power.
The modular battery concept of MAN eTGX and MAN eTGS also offers a high degree of variability for a wide range of body types, as well as very short wheelbases starting from 3.75 meters.
The tractor unit must be combined with all common semi-trailer variants within the permitted total length specifications.
This also enables volume variants for internal loading heights of three meters, which are often in high demand in production logistics.