Porsche announced today that it is adding a new 32-tonne all-electric truck to its commercial fleet to be used for the preparation of the production of the Taycan, Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle.
The German automaker says that it commisioned truck maker MAN to produce the all-electric truck.
It is equipped with a 149 kWh battery pack that enables 130 km of range.
They describe the electric powertrain:
“The battery-powered eTruck is a MAN eTGM 18.360 4×2 LL. The type designation indicates that the truck is a semitrailer tractor and belongs to the 18-tonne weight class, while the overall combination with a semitrailer is designed for a total weight of 32 tonnes in delivery traffic. The 360 figure represents the horsepower of the 265 kW eTruck. Lithium-ion batteries with a storage capacity of 149 kWh are used to store energy, making it possible for the eTruck to cover a range of 130 kilometres.”
Porsche says that the vehicle will be used by its production logistics in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen and noted that the “preparations for production of the first fully-electric Porsche are currently the core focus at Porsche headquarters.”
They aim for the production plant of the Taycan to be a “zero-impact factory.”
Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Production and Logistics at Porsche AG, commented:
“By integrating the eTruck into our production logistics, Porsche is taking another step on the path to the ‘zero-impact factory”
Specifically, Porsche says that the electric commercial vehicle will be used “for deliveries on the almost 19-kilometre-long route between the Porsche factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.and the Freiberg am Neckar site operated by its logistics partner LGI.”
They expect that it will result in the company reducing emissions by “over 30,000 kilograms of CO2” per year.
Interestingly, it becomes the first vehicle to use the high-power charging infrastructure developed by Porsche and it will charge on the Ionity charging network using renewable energy.
Porsche has recently been taking important steps toward the production of the Taycan, which should start next year, and it is considering increasing production after seeing some high demand for the all-electric sedan.