Stark Germany acquired a 26 t MAN eTGM and a Moffet E4NX electric on-board handling truck at the end of November 2021. The objective: to validate the possible reduction, for the German Land of Hesse, of 210,000 t per year of CO2 emitted by road transport on its territory by the use of electric trucks by 2030. The test, which will establish the modalities of e-logistics, is thus taking place under the control of the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda. It is co-financed by the Land of Hesse.
A first test for the construction industry
A subsidiary of Danish building materials supplier Stark, Stark Germany (Frankfurt) committed in March 2021 to meeting the Paris climate convention target. “Involving ourselves in this first major practical test of the construction industry in order to study the potential of electric trucks in its deliveries allows us to approach this objective in Germany. And we have the full support of the Stark Group, explains Michaël Knüppel, CEO of Stark Germany. We are convinced that the topic of sustainability will be a business success factor in the future. The distributor has also obtained the support of its suppliers Villeroy & Boch, Ardex, PCI, Wedi, Otto Chemie and Knauf. But also Bosch, OWA, Sakret, Richter Systems, Quandt and Rockwool.
An eTGM with on-board trolley
For MAN, it was an opportunity to test its eTGM in the context of deliveries of building materials to warehouses and urban construction sites. With the additional weight of a Moffet E4NX on-board electric handling truck. A trolley powered by a 13 kW electric motor and which loads up to 2.5 t. The manufacturer has “analyzed possible tours in three different cities in the Rhine-Main region, including Frankfurt and Darmstadt. Then “developed a list of actions for the commissioning of the eTGM. He then advised Stark on a 26 t eTGM 360 ELL forwarder.
This eTGM is equipped with a 264 kW electric motor. And has an effective range of 150 to 200 km, depending on topography and climate. “The installation of 22 to 44 kW AC or 150 kW/800 V DC charging stations at Stark’s Raab Karcher branches in Frankfurt and Darmstadt enables customers to have materials delivered at the place of use in a climate-neutral way”, adds the manufacturer.
Reduced noise pollution
In addition to the reduction of GHG emissions, Stark Germany draws a positive balance from the experience. “After two weeks of use in urban areas, where an electric truck is a huge advantage against noise pollution, the feedback from our customers confirmed that we had made a revolutionary decision by participating in the University of Applied Sciences project. of Fulda,” concludes Timo Kirstein, General Sales Manager for Stark Germany.