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BMW’s electric truck is ready to hit the roads

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BMW has announced it will be the first carmaker to use a 40-ton
truck powered purely by electricity to deliver inbound parts. The
carmaker has teamed up with German logistics provider SCHERM Group on a
pilot project that will see the electric truck deliver material to the
BMW Munich plant eight times a day from SCHERM’s logistics facility 2 km
away. 

Although most of us find trucks as slow moving objects that just
take up space on the highway, the concerned authorities are already
planning on how to increase the fuel efficiency while reducing the
pollution caused by them. What BMW and SHERM are doing could very well
be the game-changer when it comes to trucks and their efficiency – both
in terms of fuel and capacity. 
Thanks to its alternative drive train, the truck is quiet, CO2
free in traffic and generates virtually no particle pollution for the
environment. It is based on the Terberg Type YT202-EV 4×2. 
The BMW Group
and SCHERM Group are investing a six-figure amount in the pilot
project, which will span over one year. If the vehicle proves itself,
both partners will seek to expand the project.

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“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,” said Hermann Bohrer, Director of BMW Group Plant Munich.   

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