Three MAN eTGE vans have been put on the road in the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site. For those who are not familiar with the area, the German island Norderney is an East Frisian island that lies in the middle of Lower Saxony’s Wadden Sea. Indeed, it is a place where holidaymakers want to enjoy peace and fresh air. That’s why haulage company Johann Fischer, whose fleet includes 35 MAN vehicles, chose three MAN full electric eTGE vehicles.
Since larger trucks are allowed to cross the island by ferry but are not allowed to drive across the island, the forwarding company handles the goods directly in the warehouse at Norderney harbour. From the articulated lorries they are loaded onto smaller vehicles – including the battery-electric eTGEs that take drinks, food and parcels from the warehouse through the narrow streets to the hotels, guesthouses and shops. The suitcases of the holiday guests are also delivered directly to the holiday domicile with the electric vans.
MAN eTGE vans: the range of to 130 kilometres is sufficient
For freight forwarded Georg Fischer, the three eTGEs are an ideal addition to its fleet. The range of up to 130 kilometres is absolutely sufficient for the distances on the island. Often, one battery charge is enough for two full days of work. The three vehicles are charged at wallboxes directly at the warehouse. The eTGEs are quiet and hardly disturb the tourists who are looking for peace and quiet on Norderney, says Georg Fischer.
He’s also commented the driving comfort: «You quickly get used to the electric drive. A fully electric van like this has no gearstick and delivers full power to the axle». In addition, the eTGEs offer the comfort he has been used to from MAN for many years. «I am absolutely convinced of the quality of my MAN vehicles, the workman- ship, the reliability – nothing squeaks or creaks», he said.