BMW And SCHERM Group Just Put E-Trucks Into Service
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Heavy-duty trucks are the backbone of today’s freight transportation system. These vehicles consume more than 3 billion gallons of diesel fuel in California alone and are the largest source of diesel pollution in the state.
It’s time to electronize these bulky-and-polluted trucks!
In Munich, Germany, 100% electric trucks from the BMW Group and the SCHERM group are in service, making them the first automobile manufacturers in Europe to use 40-ton electric trucks for material transport on public roads.
The electric trucks, a model from the Dutch manufacturer Terberg, have successfully completed its first test drives and are going into regular operation, travelling eight times a day between the 1.2-mile distance between the SCHERM group’s logistic center and the bMW Group plant in Munich. These trucks carry different vehicle components, such as shock absorbers, springs and steering systems.
Compared to a diesel engine truck, this electric truck will save 11.8 tons of CO2 annually. It takes 3-4 hours to fully charge and can travel up to 62 miles before the battery runs out. Talking about this new innovation, Bavaria’s Minister for Economics Affairs, IIse Aigner said: ”Bavaria is a leading industrial and research location. It’s crucial that the Bavarian economy is also at the forefront in electric mobility. BMW is making an important contribution to this and is showing that you can succeed in the global market with sustainable products made by innovative companies.”
“With our electric trucks, we’re sending another strong signal for sustainable urban mobility. We’re contributing to reducing emissions in the city and are proud to be the first automotive manufacturer in Europe to use an electric truck of this size to transport materials on public roads,” said Hermann Bohrer, Head of the BMW Group Plant in Munich.
When will clean and quiet transports be driving across California and other states?