Since 15 June 2022, three emission-free e-trucks from MAN have been handling internal transport between our plants in Schwaz, Stans and Vomp. They replace the journeys previously made with combustion engines.
The savings from the e-vehicles amount to 58 tonnes of CO2 per year. The switch, with the accompanying reduction in emissions and noise, represents an essential step in our ongoing sustainability initiative. With Tyrol’s first e-truck fleet, we are making an active contribution to improving the quality of life around our headquarters in Schwaz.
Another building block in the sustainability initiative of the leading Tyrol company
“The commissioning of electric trucks is an important step within the scope of our ambitious sustainability initiative. In Tyrol, Tyrolit is the first and one of ten companies across Austria to have zero-emission transporters in daily use,” said a delighted CEO Thomas Friess on the day the new e-truck fleet was put into operation at the company’s headquarters in Schwaz.
Pioneering work for greater environmental friendliness in Tyrol
“We want to work with companies to improve sustainability in Austria and are proud to have started and implemented this pioneering project with Tyrolit,” explains Daniela Hartner, Sales Manager at MAN Austria. “The savings achieved amount to 58 tonnes of CO2 and 220 kilograms of nitrogen oxide per year. In addition to the important reduction of waste gases, internal plant traffic can also be handled quietly in the future.”
The pioneering project was initiated back in 2021 and has now been successfully implemented with the corresponding funding from public partners – including regional partner EMPL, which implemented the customised truck bodies. Specially trained logistics staff will in future deliver production materials, hazardous substances, spare parts for machines and express transports between the plants and office buildings at the Schwaz, Stans and Vomp sites.
1,080 emission-free and virtually silent horsepower
The weight of the functional and agile MAN eTGE small truck is 3.5 tonnes, the electric motor has 360 hp and a torque of 3,100 Nm. The range with one battery charge is 190 kilometres, the top speed is 89 km/h. With a daily mileage of 60-80 kilometres, it is thus perfectly suited to the range of tasks in the regional area of operation or in urban traffic.
The two MAN eTGM 26.360 electric trucks each have a permissible gross weight of 26 tonnes, their electric motor has an output of 264 kW (equivalent to 360 hp) and a torque of 3,100 Nm. Their range is 190 kilometres at a top speed of 89 km/h on one battery charge. They are charged at a 20 kW wallbox, which is fed with pure green electricity from TIWAG. In addition, e-trucks impress with lower operating costs due to reduced energy consumption, maintenance, insurance and taxes.