An electric truck should become a part of Porsche's comercial fleet sometime in 2019
Volkswagen Group is – according to last year’s sales numbers – the biggest around. And some may not know, that next to numerous car brands and motorcycle manufacturer (Ducati), German car manufacturer also owns a truck manufacturer MAN. So when Porsche, another member of the group, found a need for an electric truck, it was only logical decision that they order it at MAN, one of the pioneer companies in this field.
MAN started the project of development of electric truck a while ago – last July we even got a chance to drive a prototype of the vehicle – and while few months ago they have announced that a fully functional vehicle is going to be prepared in next couple of years, 32-tons truck will soon become a part of Porsche’s commercial vehicle fleet used for production logistics in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
“By integrating the eTruck into our production logistics, Porsche is taking another step on the path to the ‘zero-impact factory’,” said Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Production and Logistics at Porsche AG.
The truck being used by Porsche is going to be MAN eTGM 18.360 4x2 LL –a semitrailer, designed for a total weight of 32 tons. It is going to be equipped with a 265-kilowatt electric motor and a 149-kWh battery pack, enabling a vehicle a total of 130 kilometers of autonomy. By using it, Porsche is going to avoid exhausting over 30,000 kilograms of CO2 that would otherwise be emitted each year.