MAN calls on govt. to create conditions for decarbonisation

In News, MAN1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 1, 2021

MAN Truck & Bus is pursuing a Zero Emission Strategy to achieve the political goal of climate neutrality by 2045. To make zero-emission heavy-duty transport a real alternative, the focus on building a (charging) infrastructure suitable for commercial vehicles is crucial, it said.

The company has firmly anchored the decarbonisation of the transport sector in its corporate strategy. However, the company said a new federal government must create the necessary framework conditions to ensure that transport and logistics remain economically viable in the future.

“Particularly on motorways, federal highways and in urban areas with high economic activity, we need charging stations that are designed for charging commercial vehicles and an electricity grid that has the necessary renewable energy capacities,” said Andreas Tostmann, chairman of the executive board of MAN Truck & Bus SE.

“This requires the provision of necessary quantities of electricity at economic prices. The development of a core network of charging infrastructure with (700 to 1000kW) along the major European transport corridors must also be consistently driven forward by 2025.”