Schwarz Logistik GmbH, a subsidiary of the Schwarz Group, recently put a fully electric MAN eTGM into operation. The new electric truck will be used to deliver production supplies to the optics and electronics group ZEISS in Oberkochen. Specifically, the vehicle will bring preliminary products from the Schwarz logistics centre in Herbrechtingen to Oberkochen three to four times a day for just-in-time delivery to ZEISS. A charging station installed right alongside the loading ramp allows for reliable charging of the MAN eTGM. This ensures that the loading period is used to supply the electric truck with the electrical energy it requires. In order to guarantee the most sustainable operation of the swap body vehicle, Schwarz is currently working on an intelligent charge control system to charge the electric truck with solar energy during the day and at weekends via its own solar panels on the roof of the logistics centre.

“It is enormously beneficial that we at the Schwarz Group are able to play an active role in shaping the e-mobility movement at an early stage. This allows us to offer our customers emission-free transport solutions that are available at short notice,” emphasised Managing Director Thomas Schwarz on the day the fully electric truck was handed over.

The MAN eTGM went into small-series production in November 2019 and meets all of the key demands placed on the inner-city goods transport services of the future: It is quiet and operates with zero local emissions. At the same time, the truck’s payload is great enough that it can take care of its usual tasks.

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