AUTO BILD launched the “Green Track Award” for the first time in 2022: The readers of the auto magazine were called upon to vote in six categories for sustainable mobility concepts, projects and services. In addition, a jury of experts from the editorial team awarded a prize.
“We are delighted about the award for our MAN eTGM. This once again confirms our strategy of initially focusing on electric mobility as a drive system across all model series. At the same time, the award is an incentive for the upcoming market launch of our heavy-duty eTruck in 2024,” says Alexander Vlaskamp, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus.
More than 1,000 AUTO BILD readers cast their votes for the most sustainable ideas in the first “Green Track Award”. In the “Last mile” category, they chose the MAN eTGM as the winner: Thanks to the emission-free e-truck from MAN Truck & Bus, city delivery traffic can be rethought and put into practice: It speeds up logistics by up to 30 percent. Instead of putting further strain on the congested infrastructure on the famous “last mile” during the day, the quiet MAN eTGM can use the roads during the evening and night hours. That convinced the readers of AUTO BILD!
As early as 2019, Transport magazine awarded the MAN eTGM the “European Transport Award for Sustainability 2020” in the “Electrified Truck” category. This is because back in 2018, the commercial vehicle manufacturer launched a three-year practical pilot project with nine Austrian customers using an electric version of the MAN TGM. Since the end of 2019, a first small series of the fully electric 26-ton distribution truck has been delivered to European transport companies, which have since proven themselves in tough everyday transport operations from Norway to Spain. MAN is applying this experience not only to the further development of series production technology, but also to future services related to electromobility and associated consulting services for customers.
MAN is integrating its profound practical expertise with the eTGM directly into the development of its electric truck series portfolio, which will start in 2024. A special technical feature of the upcoming electric lion is its preparation for future megawatt charging: high charging capacities with short charging times also make the electric truck suitable for heavy-duty long-haul transport with daily ranges of between 600 and 800 kilometers, and at a later date even up to 1000 kilometers. Together with low operating costs and the best energy balance, battery electric vehicles offer the most suitable technology for future CO2-free commercial vehicle fleets.