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Date: June 14, 2024
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MAN Truck & Bus electrifies the mobility market with a strong demand for electric vehicles

Just seven months after the commencement of sales, MAN Bus & Truck has received nearly 2,000 order inquiries and orders for the new eTruck, with almost all vehicles in the 'Exclusive Early Fleet' sold.
MAN Bus & Truck electrifies the eMobility market with a strong demand for eTrucks

MAN Truck & Bus is gaining significant traction in the electromobility sector, with their electric truck receiving high praise from customers.

Friedrich Baumann, Executive Board Member for Sales and Customer Solutions, expressed enthusiasm at the IAA Commercial Vehicles pre-press conference in Frankfurt am Main.

He noted that the start of sales has surpassed expectations with nearly 2,000 order inquiries and orders for the new MAN eTGX and MAN eTGS eTrucks, just seven months after their launch.

This surge in demand has been further fueled by the recent expansion of MAN’s portfolio.

The new eTGX and eTGS models now offer over a million configurable variants, including different wheelbases, cabs, engine outputs, battery combinations, and industry-specific equipment.

Baumann highlighted that since the expanded portfolio was unveiled at the IFAT fair, customer interest has notably increased, particularly in the municipal sector.

In Austria, MAN recently secured two tenders for electrically powered trucks, involving two-axle and three-axle vehicles, for an association of twelve municipal companies.

This translates to a potential order of ten to 15 MAN eTrucks per year over the next four years, with orders already placed for the initial five eTrucks, including those designated for garbage collection.

The first special series of the eVehicle, slated for production this year, is almost entirely sold out, with just a few units remaining.

A significant portion of the order inquiries and orders pertain to vehicles slated for large-scale production at MAN’s Munich plant starting in 2025.

To prepare for this, the company will conduct final conversion work at its main production site this summer to transition the plant to electric vehicle manufacturing.

MAN’s recent success includes securing its largest single order from France, where Jacky Perrenot, the country’s premier supermarket freight forwarder, has ordered 100 eTrucks.

With such milestones, MAN anticipates a rapid escalation of eMobility, projecting that by 2030, half of all new MAN trucks delivered in Europe will be electrically powered.

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