The Witness - Wheels - - TRANS­PORT -

AT the BMW plant, Jür­gen Maidl, head of lo­gis­tics at BMW Group, said their 40-ton truck has a range of about 99 km per charge. The truck is cur­rently trans­port­ing ve­hi­cle com­po­nents — such as shock ab­sorbers, springs and steer­ing systems — over stretches of less than two miles across Mu­nich seven times a day.

Maidl said com­pared to a stan­dard diesel en­gine truck, the elec­tric truck will save 11,8 tons of car­bon diox­ide per year — the equiv­a­lent of the emis­sions pro­duced by driv­ing one of BMW’s more ef­fi­cient cars around the world al­most three times.

There is now word from Merc on how much their en­vis­aged NP300 Merc bakkie con­cept will save.

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