TCO on par with diesel – MAN sweetens the switch to the eTGE electric van
MAN Truck & Bus has revealed a new price tag for its fully electric eTGE van: EUR 53,990. This can bring the eTGE into line with its diesel counterpart in terms of the total cost of ownership (TCO).
Whenever there is a discussion about electric drive trains and their future viability, the point is often raised that batteries’ unit prices will become cheaper as more are produced. The same should then apply to vehicle prices. Yet in order for the quantities produced to increase, the customer needs to be offered a vehicle that can hold its own against its diesel counterpart in terms of profitability. To solve this chicken-and-egg conundrum, MAN Truck & Bus is taking the initiative and reducing the price of its eTGE electric van. When this is combined with the far lower operating costs, particularly in terms of energy and maintenance, the award-winning electric van ultimately costs no more than a diesel model would.
With immediate effect, the list price of the TGE 3.140 E will be EUR 53,990. Furthermore, MAN also offers a range of attractive leasing options for hassle-free finance that are tailored to customer requirements.
In addition, the Munich-based commercial-vehicle manufacturer – which is steeped in tradition – has already launched electric drive trains for its city buses and distribution trucks. Here, the focus is always on urban applications. Even the eTGE is aimed at segments that predominantly operate in urban environments, such as parcel couriers, tradespeople, retailers and municipal services. In cases like these, the range of the van is perfectly adequate for most purposes. Various charging-cable options are available, as is a wall box for AC charging. However, the fastest way to charge remains a quick-charging station, where the battery can be at 80% capacity in just 45 minutes.
Alongside the lower cost of acquisition, the electric van’s comprehensive standard equipment and 8-year battery warranty together make up an attractive proposition for taking the first bold step into the world of e-mobility. Naturally, the same applies for the MAN eTGE Combi, which was unveiled to the global public in October 2019 at the Busworld Europe (Brussels) exhibition. With space for 8 seated passengers, the minibus is ideal for any scenario where low noise and zero local emissions are high priorities.
To make the switch to e-mobility as smooth as possible, MAN offers fleet operators consultation from the experts at MAN Transport Solutions. This will answer questions on topics such as operational planning, charging infrastructure, battery management and profitability with a view to the long term.
Technical data: MAN eTGE
Permanently excited synchronous motor
Max. output; max. torque
100 kW; 290 Nm
35.8 kWh, lithium-ion battery
115 km in accordance with WLTP
Actual range in urban operations
Approx. 1 tonne
AC domestic power socket (2.3 kW, approx. 15 h) AC wall box (up to 7.2 kW in 5 h 20 mins)DC (up to 40 kW in 45 mins)
CCS (Combined Charging System)
ComfortPlus driver’s seat, double bench seat, heated windscreen, MAN Media Van Navigation package, Climatronic air-conditioning system, cruise control, rear-view camera, LED headlights, emergency brake assist (EBA), active lane assist, front/rear parking assist, lateral protection assist, and hill ascent, crosswind and high beam assist
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