DPD to take first eTGEs from MAN

This article was taken from the first issue of our Product Innovation Daily magazine series. Click here to read the first magazine, completely free. MAN is now taking orders for the right-hand-drive battery electric 3.5-tonne eTGE 3.140E van.

The immediate reward for getting the electric van to market ahead of key rivals is a big order from parcels giant DPD, which will take the - first 100 eTGEs when they come off the production line later this year. With a payload of 950kg, load space of 10.7m3, a 70-mile range and a charge time of - five hours 20 minutes for a full charge (or just 45 minutes to get to 80% capacity from a DC 40kW charger, where available), the eTGE is a practical solution to the needs of urban operators looking for a zero-tailpipe emissions option. Powered by a 100kW motor and a 36kWh battery, the van is limited to a top speed of 90km/h but is sure to please drivers with its performance around town.

Thomas Hemmerich, MD at MAN Truck & Bus UK, added: "We are thrilled to be leading the electric transformation of the UK 3.5-tonne van market. "With our eTGE van we are responding to the high customer demand and interest for these vehicles from the UK market." DPD CEO Dwain McDonald said: "We're building the largest all-electric delivery fleet in the UK, in double-quick time.

The 3.5-tonne van is absolutely core to our delivery and collection fleet strategy, so this is a big deal for us. "It gives us huge ef-ficiencies on the road in terms of route densities, but we have had to wait a long time for the -first electric right-hand drive 3.5-tonne vans."

This article was taken from the first issue of our Product Innovation Daily magazine series.

Click here to read the first magazine, completely free.

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