Charged EVs | MAN rolls out battery repair centers across Europe

Over the next two years, MAN Truck & Bus, headquartered in Munich, Germany, plans to establish battery repair centers in Italy, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Poland and the UK. Two of the facilities, in Hanover-Laatzen, Germany, and Barcelona, Spain, are already in operation.

MAN is ramping up electric truck production as it plans to begin deliveries of its next-generation eTruck this year. More than 1,000 MAN electric buses and more than 2,400 MAN electric vans are already on European roads.   

The knowledge gained at MAN’s first repair center in Hanover-Laatzen, which launched in 2020, is being transferred to its other European markets, in each of which certain criteria must be met, based on practical experience and specific legal standards.

Since 2023, MAN has been leading the three-year REVAMP project, a consortium of nine partners from industry and science. The aim is to automate assessment of used vehicle batteries in order to economically remanufacture them for use in vehicles or for other purposes.

“Battery repair is a necessity for MAN in order to ensure the economic efficiency and operational readiness of our customers’ electric vehicles at a high level,” said Christopher Kunstmann, Senior VP of Customer Service Management. “We also make a major contribution to the closed-loop approach of traction batteries, as this extends the battery life in the vehicle, which conserves important resources.”

Source: MAN

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