First all-electric truck deployed in Germany

BMW and Scherm to use first 40-ton electric freight truck in operation

Photo by: BMW Group
Photo by: BMW Group

Updated Jul 28, 2015

German automaker BMW begins to use all-electric truck to deliver materials from supplier Scherm to its manufacturing plant in Munich, Germany.

“It is crucial that the Bavarian economy is also at the forefront in electric mobility,” said Bavaria’s Minister of Economic Affairs at the truck’s launch on July 7.

“BMW is making an important contribution to… the global market with sustainable products.”

The truck, designed by Dutch manufacturer Terberg, is capable of travelling up to 100 kilometres on a single charge. It will be serviced eight times a day and can be charged within three to four hours.  

“With our electric truck, we are sending another strong signal for sustainable urban mobility,” said Hermann Bohrer, the head of the BMW Group Plant.

“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.”

According to BMW, the truck may avoid producing the 11.8 tons of CO2 every year emitted by a standard diesel truck.

TRTWorld and agencies