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At the IAA Transportation 2022, MAN presented the near-series prototype of the new MAN eTruck to the international audience for the first time.
The etruck, according to MAN will celebrate its market debut from 2024.
With a daily range of up to 800 kilometres and megawatt charging capability, the versatility of the new eTruck means that it will not only electrify long-haul transport, but also all common transport sectors currently covered by diesel trucks.
MAN has already launched 20 prototypes of the future e-lion in its innovative e-mobility centre at its main plant in Munich. The planned future-oriented mixed series production with conventional trucks is therefore already being tested under real conditions. In anticipation of the ramping-up of e-mobility in the heavy-duty commercial vehicle segment, MAN has made its production more flexible so that diesel or electric trucks can be produced on one production line – despite their different components – depending on customer requirements. The workforce is also prepared and largely already trained for the new electric technology. By the end of 2023, all relevant specialists in truck production will be qualified for series production of e-trucks.
In addition to funding from the Free State of Bavaria, investments are also being made in the MAN plant in Nuremberg. From 2025, it is planned to produce around 100,000 battery packs here every year in in-house large-scale series production. The capacities of the plants in Munich and Nuremberg have been coordinated for this purpose.
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