BMW And SCHERM To Launch 40-Ton Electric Truck Pilot Project In Munich
BMW Group announced a pilot project in which it will become the first in Germany to use a 40-ton electric truck for transport on city roads.
Project will be launched with SCHERM Group in Munich this summer for one year.
Dutch truck Terberg YT202-EV will transport materials between the logistics company SCHERM Group and the BMW Group Plant Munich eight times a day, covering a distance of almost two kilometers one-way.
“The BMW Group and SCHERM Group are investing a six-figure amount in the pilot project, which will initially span one year. If the vehicle proves itself in everyday driving conditions, both partners will seek to expand the project.”
Hermann Bohrer, director of BMW Group Plant Munich said:
“Just under two years ago, our BMW i brand put sustainable mobility on the road. This pure electric truck signals that we are constantly working on innovative solutions and tackling logistics challenges. We are therefore delighted with the cooperation with SCHERM.”
Rainer Zoellner, “e-truck” project manager at SCHERM Group said:
“After a long search, we have found an electro-mobility solution for the transport sector. We are certain to gain valuable experience with the BMW Group from this pilot project.”
“In most applications the YT202-EV can operate for a full shift of 9 to 10 hours and then be recharged in 2 to 4 hours. The lithium iron phosphate battery is optimised for traction applications and has a life of several thousand charge/discharge cycles. The 202 kW electric motor drives an Allison 3000 series gearbox, which is also used in conventional YT tractors.”