Charged EVs | MAN Truck & Bus launches new eTruck chassis

German manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus is expanding its eTruck portfolio by launching new chassis versions that can be customized using a variety of wheelbases, cab versions, engine performance classes, battery combinations, charging connection positions and other features.

The number of configurable eTruck variants has risen to over one million from the three combinations the company previously offered. MAN is launching the new eTGX and eTGS 4×2 and 6×2 chassis range as vehicle bases for municipal and utility management applications. The 18-28-ton chassis feature a choice of 333, 449 or 544 hp motor and three, four, five or six modular batteries, providing flexible free space for body components on the vehicle frame, a range of mechanical and electric drives for body functions, up to nine different wheelbases, six cab variants, steered and non-steered trailing axles, leaf air and full air suspension and driving programs adapted to their applications.

The batteries are expected to perform for up to 1.6 million km or up to 15 years, depending on the application, the company said.

For the shortest wheelbase of 3.75 m, five batteries with a usable capacity of up to 400 kWh are available, for a range of up to 500 km without intermediate charging. Using fewer batteries for typical daily mileages in municipal and waste disposal applications increases the available payload by up to 2,400 kg.

“We are now increasingly moving into industry applications. This means that our electric range is in no way inferior to our previous diesel portfolio, even in specialised vehicle bodies,” said Stefan Schall, Head of Sales Truck, Van & Used at MAN Truck & Bus.

Source: MAN Truck & Bus