BEEMER TRUCK ALSO FRUGAL
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.