BMW Launches All-Electric Heavy-Duty Truck
MUNICH, GERMANY — BMW has put its first all-electric heavy-duty truck into service in Munich. The 40-ton vehicle — designed by the Dutch manufacturer Terberg–is powered by batteries that take, according to BMW, three to four hours to charge. When fully
charged, the truck has a range of up to 100 kms. In its current application, hauling auto parts within Munich, the truck can theoretically complete a full day without any additional recharging.
It was launched this week at the BMW Group Plant in Munich by Bavaria’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Ilse Aigner.
According to a press release from BMW, the electric truck will be exclusively charged with electricity from renewable sources. The combination of this and the alternative driveline means the truck is CO2-free, quiet and generates almost no fine particle pollution.
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