BMW is experimenting with electric truck on public roads




BMW has this week launched a test to drive a fully electric truck on German roads. It is a model of the Dutch truck brand Terberg weighing forty tons. That report different American media Friday.

The truck is since last Tuesday eight times a day between the BMW plants and establishment of a logistics company Screen in Munich. The truck transports every two kilometer journey several car parts such as shock absorbers, springs and steering systems.

To our knowledge for the first time that drives an electric truck on the road. The truck used according to BMW green energy, which ensures that the truck is on paper CO 2 neutral. According to BMW, this results per truck annually, a reduction of 11.8 tonnes of CO 2 emissions. This would be similar to what a BMW 320D consumed by three times to drive all over the world.

The truck does three to four hours to fully charge its battery. After that the truck with the electric charge to hundreds of kilometers to drive. This means that the truck, at least in the current trial, a whole day can make on one battery charge.

The German minister Ilse Aigner of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection this week gave the go-ahead to the project, but it is not yet clear what is the duration of the test. Aigner encourages experimentation in any case. BMW shows she believes there is a market for sustainable products.


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