From the end of 2017, MAN and CNL member companies will be testing electrically-powered trucks for various purposes in daily service // By starting to manufacture electric trucks at its Steyr site, MAN is taking a major step closer to electromobility in urban distribution transport

In the presence of Austrian Federal Chancellor Christian Kern and Austrian Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology Jörg Leichtfried, MAN Truck & Bus and the Austrian Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 20 February.

MAN is going to make test vehicles available to CNL member companies for initial practical trials at the end of 2017.

CNL plans to up its use of eTrucks for inner-city and suburban distribution transport from 2020 onwards in order to make an active contribution towards reducing emissions in cities.