MAN will deliver 120 of its 40-ton eTrucks to logistics provider Duvenbeck by 2026. A letter of intent was indeed signed not long ago. Duvenbeck, working for Volkswagen Group Logistics, is one of the very first MAN eTruck customers in view of production ramp-up, scheduled in 2024.

We’re talking about ultra semitrailer tractors with a low fifth-wheel height, which allows an interior height of three metres in the trailer. These volume semi-trailers are frequently used in automotive logistics in particular. The MAN eTrucks can initially be charged with a maximum of 375 kW (CCS 2 charging standard). In the future, MAN will rely on what is known as megawatt charging, in which charging capacities of up to one megawatt will be possible.

MAN eTrucks will help make logistics more climate friendly

“We are very pleased about the confidence of our long-standing partner Duvenbeck in our battery-electric trucks. On the one hand, the Zero Emission Vehicles reduce the direct CO2 footprint of our customers, but at the same time they also help to make the logistics of our customers’ customers more climate-friendly. The example of Volkswagen Group Logistics shows: Helping to shape the drive revolution in freight transport is the task of everyone involved,” said Friedrich Baumann, Executive Board Member for Sales and Customer Service at MAN Truck & Bus.

Volkswagen Group Logistics welcomes the fact that Duvenbeck will also be using the new eTrucks in its various transport concepts for the Volkswagen Group. “The goal of our goTOzero impact logistics strategy is sustainable logistics. To achieve this, we need innovative partners who, together with us, also lead the way by using new technologies,” added Simon Motter, Head of Volkswagen Group Logistics.

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