BMW’s pioneering 40 Tonne fully electric truck has made it onto public roads for the first time. The vehicle can be charged using 100% renewable energy and will be initially used to transport automotive parts between facilities in Munich.
The trucks have a range of 62miles on a full battery and can be charged in three to four hours. BMW are the first vehicle manufacturers to employ this level of green tech on European roads having already completed their first test drives this week.
Initially they are not planning any long distance journeys any time soon, instead they’re just looking to further research it’s efficiency and will only be using the technology to transport vehicle components between it’s factory in Munich and Scherm’s logistics center (10mile round trip).
Electric and alternative energy freight vehicles are coming to the forefront of the logistics tech market, as stats show that heavy duty vehicles (trucks and busses) account for up to a quarter of CO2 emissions according to road transport in the EU.
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