Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN has unveiled a range of new electric vehicles at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 show.
The company presented a 15-ton electric delivery truck, the MAN CitE, and the MAN eTGE, an electric van, along with a prototype of an electric city bus, the MAN Lion City E. The bus has a range of 270 kilometers per charge and can be fully recharged in three hours.
MAN has also developed new ‘platooning’ technology, which will allow diesel trucks to connect to one another while driving in order to save fuel. The company’s vice president Felix Kybart said the technology would allow different trucks from different manufacturers to ‘platoon’ on the motorway.
Kybart added: “Our electric 3.5t van, the eTGE, is already in production and can be ordered at dealers today. Nine eTGM were handed over to first customers in September 2018 and we will produce further in a small series starting in Q4/2019. Serial production of eTrucks is planned for 2021. The series production of our Lion’s City E (electric city bus) will start in 2020.”