SPAR Switzerland has added a fully electric vehicle to its fleet. The new e-truck, a 264kW (360hp) e-truck from MAN, will transport food products emission-free and almost silently from the central warehouse to SPAR stores in the Appenzell region and Thurgau.
SPAR Switzerland first started using hybrid trucks at the end of 2011. In 2017, a more modern and economical Euro 6 engine used to supply SPAR stores in the capital city Zurich, replaced this truck.
The new e-truck can cover around 180km per charge, depending on the climatic and topographical conditions. Thanks to the sophisticated braking energy recovery system, the 180km range can be extended.
A display in the cockpit informs the driver on the current energy capacity.
The new e-truck will be used in the Appenzell region in the morning and in Thurgau in the afternoon. The silent e-truck can save 19,000 litres of diesel per year, leading to a reduction of 50 tonnes in CO2 emissions.