MAN – MAN-eTruck@AT_1.0 – Development and testing of the first electric-powered driven MAN Truck in Austria
MAN-eTruck@AT_1.0 – Development and testing of the first electric-powered driven MAN Truck in Austria, is a R&D project funded under the Frontrunner Initiative 2017 of the BMVIT – Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology and the participation of AIT and CNL.
Development and testing of the first electric-powered driven MAN Truck in Austria
The main objective of the MAN-eTruck@AT_1.0 R&D project is to develop (and bring to our roads) the first eTrucks of an OEM, together with the AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH as research partner and the partnership of CNL – Council for Sustainable Logistics as the partner for the test phase (customer requirements).
AIT is Austria’s largest Research and Technology Organisation and belong to the first league worldwide in many research areas as Electric Drive Technologies. CNL is a Europe-wide unique initiative by seventeen of the largest Austrian companies from the commerce, logistics and manufacturing sectors.
Total vehicle development
Using agile development methods in the sense of a total vehicle development essential challenges (incl. frame structure, electrical ancillaries, air conditioning concept, etc.), powertrain (incl. e-motor, Brake system, thermal management, operating strategy, etc.) and electrics / electronics (incl. battery technology, etc.) will be dealt at MAN-eTruck@AT_1.0.
eTruck tests at nine CNL member companies
In addition to the on-board innovations, essential knowledge will be gained during the course of the project gained close to MAN production facilities in Steyr (Austria). New findings can be achieved through the close cooperation with CNL in different application scenarios for the validation and subsequent further development of the prototypes (those will be tested at nine CNL partners).
Research Co-operation with AIT
The cooperation with AIT enables more ambitious targets in the field of vehicle air conditioning and opens access to more necessary test infrastructure and ensures the achievement of objectives in the planned project period.
Last updated : 09/04/2018