MAN Truck & Bus is significantly expanding its eTruck portfolio for its customers.

The manufacturer has announced that the number of configurable eTruck variants has risen to “well over” over one million from the three combinations previously on offer.

The new chassis versions of the eTGX and eTGS can be customised with a variety of wheelbases, cab versions, engine performance classes, battery combinations, charging connection positions and other features.

They also offer a battery performance period of up to 1.6 million kilometres or up to 15 years, depending on use, and promise a payload gain of up to 2.4 tonnes through customer-specific selection of the number of batteries

MAN presented the new 4x2 and 6x2 chassis range for the first time this week at the start of IFAT 2024, the trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, in Munich.

MAN said the new all-electric chassis are the ideal vehicle basis for a wide variety of applications in the municipal and utility sectors.

Speaking at the MAN press conference at IFAT, Friedrich Baumann, MAN Truck & Bus sales and customer solutions director, said: “Bodybuilder and industry expertise has always been in MAN’s DNA.

”In the development of our new eTrucks, we also incorporated the expertise of body manufacturers at an early stage and in a targeted manner.

”This enables us to offer every customer the optimum combination of electric vehicle and body for their application requirements.

”The new MAN eTruck fulfils all the prerequisites for the sustainable electrification of the municipal and utility sector.”

Offering between three and six batteries, the 18 to 28 tonne MAN eTGX and MAN eTGS chassis offer flexible free space for body components on the vehicle frame, a wide range of mechanical and electric drives, up to nine different wheelbases, six cab variants, steered and non-steered trailing axles, leaf air and full air suspension, tailored driving programmes and other features.

MAN said the new MAN eTruck chassis are well suited to waste collection vehicles as rear or side loaders, roll-off and skip loaders, platform trucks, three-way tippers and crane tippers for transporting building materials, as well as snow clearing vehicles or aerial work platforms.