Vehicle Said Capable of Doing Full Day’s Work in Munich Area
Supplied by Dutch Terberg with 113-Kilowatt-Hour Battery Pack
BMW and logistics partner Scherm this week put a full-size 40-ton 100% battery electric truck into service in Munich, where it will supply the manufacturer with such vehicle components as shock absorbers, springs and steering systems. updated July 8
With the Class 8-equivalent battery-powered truck from the Dutch manufacturer Terberg, BMW says it becomes “the first automobile manufacturer in Europe to use a 40-ton electric truck for material transport on public roads.”
The electric truck “will be exclusively charged with electricity from renewable sources,” the OEM adds, noting that, compared to a diesel engine truck, the electric truck will save 11.8 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
‘Strong Signal for Sustainable Urban Mobility’
The truck battery takes three to four hours to charge, BMW says. When fully charged, the vehicle has a range of up to 100 kilometers or about 62 miles. “Thus, the electric truck can theoretically complete a full production day without any additional recharging,” states the BMW-Scherm release.
“We are sending another strong signal for sustainable urban mobility,” Hermann Bohrer, head of the BMW Group plant in Munich, said in the battery truck announcement.
‘Information on What Will Be Possible’
“We are 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,” Bohrer said.
“With this project we will gain valuable information on what will be possible with electric trucks in the future for city logistics,” said Scherm Group CEO Kurt Scherm.
The vehicle for BMW-Scherm is a YT202 EV terminal tractor with two battery packs with total capacity of 113 kilowatt-hours, says Maarten van Brink of Terberg Benschop in The Netherlands.
Road-Legal Terminal Tractor
“If needed the capacity can be increased with an optional third pack,” he told F&F. Scherm has installed a 40-kilowatt Terberg charge station, van Brink adds, nboting that charging time could be halved with an 80-kilowatt unit.
Terberg began deliveries of the battery tractors last year, and in addition to Germany has customers in the Netherlands and Switzerland. The units for BMW-Scherm and for BeHaLa in Berlin, he notes, are registered for use on public roads.
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Source: BMW/Scherm Group with Fleets & Fuels follow-up