Until now, if an operator wanted to order an electric MAN eTruck then the choice was straightforward – there were three to choose from. Now the German manufacturer has made the eTGX and eTGS chassis more configurable as far as wheelbases, cab versions, battery combinations and even where the charging connection is positioned.

eTruck Batteries – 1.6 million Kilometre Life

MAN presented the new 4×2 and 6×2 chassis range for the first time on 13 May at the start of IFAT 2024, the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, in Munich. The new all-electric chassis are the ideal vehicle basis for the wide variety of application requirements in the municipal and utility sectors. Thanks to an expected predicted performance period of up to 1.6 million kilometres or up to 15 years, depending on the type of application, the batteries are also extremely durable and extremely suitable for use in municipalities.

“Bodybuilder and industry expertise has always been in MAN’s DNA. In the development of our new eTrucks, we also incorporated the expertise of body manufacturers at an early stage and in a targeted manner. This enables us to offer every customer the optimum combination of electric vehicle and body for their application requirements. The new MAN eTruck fulfils all the prerequisites for the sustainable electrification of the municipal and utility sector,” said Friedrich Baumann, Executive Board Member for Sales and Customer Solutions at MAN Truck & Bus, at the MAN press conference at IFAT.

Modular Batteries

With their three, four, five or six modularly combinable and variably positionable batteries, the 18 to 28 tonne MAN eTGX and MAN eTGS chassis with their optional 333, 449 or 544 electric hp offer exactly what the extensive range of body solutions needs: flexible free space for body components on the vehicle frame, a wide range of mechanical and electric drives for body functions in various performance classes, up to nine different wheelbases, six cab variants, steered and non-steered trailing axles, leaf air and full air suspension, driving programmes specially adapted to the respective application and numerous other industry-typical features.

With their three, four, five or six modular batteries, the 18 to 28 tonne MAN eTGX and MAN eTGS chassis have an optional 333, 449 or 544 electric hp

Municipal Operation – Smaller Battery Packs

Waste collection vehicles as rear or side loaders, roll-off and skip loaders, e.g. for building rubble skips, platform trucks, three-way tippers and crane tippers for transporting building materials, as well as snow clearing vehicles or aerial work platforms can be easily realised on the new MAN eTruck chassis, along with many other body solutions. And with long ranges, because even for the shortest wheelbase of 3.75 metres, five batteries with a usable capacity of up to 400 kWh are available. This corresponds to a range of up to 500 kilometres without intermediate charging. Typical daily mileages in municipal and waste disposal applications are therefore also possible with a smaller number of batteries. In return, the available payload increases by up to 2,400 kilograms.