Posten Norge drives ahead with MAN electric truck
Posten Norge (Norway Post) has put a 26-tonne electric-powered truck from MAN into service in central Oslo to step up its sustainability activities.
The e-truck went into operation earlier this month in place of a diesel-powered vehicle, representing the start of the company’s use of renewable energy for large vehicles. The postal operator will use the electric truck to transport goods and parcels to shops and offices in central Oslo.
The MAN eTGM can transport up to 11 tonnes and has a range of up to 200km depending on the area of use and climatic and topographical conditions. The new Posten electric truck from MAN is the first in Norway and one of the first of this size to be delivered by the truck manufacturer in all of Europe.
“We want as many of our vehicles as possible to be fossil-free and we have come a long way in reaching the goal of vehicles where this has been possible. Norway Post and Bring now have a vehicle fleet with a renewable share of 26%. That we now get a 26-tonne truck that runs on electricity is a big step on the way to this goal,” said press manager Kenneth Tjønndal Pettersen.
Lars Sand, sales director for MAN Truck & Bus Norway, added: “Environmentally friendly solutions have a high priority at Norway Post and we are very proud to be part of this investment. As producers, we must take our responsibility to succeed in decarbonising transport.”