Commercial vehicle manufacturer and transport solution provider, MAN Truck & Bus Slovenia has signed a letter of intent with energy group Petrol for the development of sustainable logistics and urban transport.
Already in 2020, MAN Truck & Bus Slovenia made available a full range of electric commercial vehicles to selected partners, with the so-called MAN eTGM as the first electric truck available for commercial use. Now, the aim of the project is to obtain feedback from the users.
Indeed, cities and urban areas face increasing challenges in finding a balance between maintaining a healthy environment for their inhabitants and, on the other hand, their needs which require the supply of goods. It is quite clear that the goal of reducing CO2 emissions without the electrification of delivery logistics, which represents a good part of urban transport, will not be achieved.
“For MAN, eMobility is no longer a vision but a reality,” said Claus Wallenstein, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus Slovenia. “This is successfully confirmed by our all-electric MAN eTGM truck, which completes MAN’s range of electric commercial vehicles […] and it is specially designed for the distribution transport that awaits us in the future: without harmful emissions and completely quiet and with a load capacity that can easily cope with typical transport tasks.”
However, according to him, eMobility cannot be limited to a vehicle. When customers enter the field of eMobility, they face many issues that go beyond just the vehicle.
“During practical tests and rides, our customers can experience and evaluate how they could introduce modern transport without harmful emissions: environmentally friendly, sustainable and efficient! During the tests, we analyse the infrastructure and charging system, logistical planning and total cost of ownership,” Mr Wallenstein added. “At MAN Truck & Bus Slovenija, we are enthusiastic and look forward to being able, together with our esteemed partners, to start with the first tests of the e-trucks in Slovenia, with the tests of the electric city buses and to continue with the tests of the electric delivery with MAN eTGE.”