BMW deploys first all-electric 40 ton truck on European roads

The truck takes three to four hours to charge fully and has a range of up to 100 kilometers.

Officials of both comanies with the all-electric truck

BMW has put an all-electric, 40-ton truck into regular service on the streets of Germany.

According to sources, the European auto manufacturer partnered with logistics company SCHERM to deploy the vehicle in Munich, where it will ferry car parts eight times a day between BMW's manufacturing plant and SCHERM's warehouses.

The companies say the truck is the first of its kind to be used on public European roads, and will be charged exclusively with electricity from renewable resources, according to various sources.

According to reports, the truck isn't built by BMW itself, but by Dutch manufacturer Teberg. The vehicle model — the Terberg YT202-EV — has only previously been used on closed roads such as ports, and BMW says introducing such a large electric vehicle to public roads is an important step forward for the technology.

"With this project we will gain valuable information on what will be possible with electric trucks in the future for city logistics," said BMW's head of logistics Jürgen Maidl in a statement.

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