MAN long-distance electric eTGX to make UK debut at Road Transport Expo

MAN Truck & Bus UK are to showcase its latest commercial vehicles, including the UK debut of its long-distance eTruck at this years Road Transport Expo.

The manufacturer’s stand, will display a wide range of vehicles from the 3.5-tonne TGE through to its range-topping TGX 41.640 8×4/4 Heavy Haulage prime mover.
MAN will also be unveiling its new heavy-duty electric truck to visitors, the eTGX, with a daily range of up to 800km.
Stefan Thyssen, managing director, MAN Truck & Bus UK, said: “The RTX show is a key event in our calendar and as a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, it’s an event that enables us to both showcase and demonstrate our products and, importantly, meet with customers.

“This year’s show is going to be extra special as we will show several firsts in the UK.
“As a full range commercial vehicle supplier, with vehicles from 3.5 to 250 tonnes, we will demonstrate vehicles from across our entire model range, from the TGE Van at 3.5 tonnes, both current and the New MAN TGE Next Level models, through to trucks from our TGL, TGM, TGS and TGX ranges right through to our flagship TGX heavy haulage tractor plated at 250 tonnes.”
He added: “We will also showcase, for the first time here in the UK, our long-distance, heavy duty electric truck, the New MAN eTGX. With daily ranges of up to 800km, this is the first heavy duty electric truck in the company’s history, marking another milestone in the decarbonisation of freight transport.

“Our UK eMobility consulting team will be on hand to talk with and guide customers helping them to prepare for this new era.”

Here at SMV Commercials, we are excited about these advancements as an approved repairer and fully support MAN Truck & Bus UK’s drive towards a more sustainable future. This initiative aligns perfectly with our commitment to sustainability and our dedicated support of electric vehicles across the South.

Through our collaborations with other manufacturers, our workshops are already well-versed in the maintenance and sales of electric vehicles. We look forward to continuing to support the MAN network and its next generation of heavy commercial vehicles, ensuring that our customers continue to receive the exceptional service and expertise they expect as the UK transitions to greener technologies.

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LEVC Unveils New L380 Electric MPV

LEVC, the iconic London Black Cab manufacturer, is revamping its brand to become a leading provider of pure electric global mobility solutions. The company recently unveiled the L380, the first of a range of new fully electric vehicles based on Geely Holding Group’s innovative Space Oriented Architecture (SOA).
The L380 is a large MPV that offers unparalleled occupant space, with seating for up to eight and a luxurious, highly flexible cabin. The L380 will be launched in China in 2024, with rest of world markets to follow.
This marks a significant shift for LEVC, which has traditionally focused on high-end taxi manufacturing. With the new L380 and future SOA-based models, LEVC is expanding its reach into new sectors and positioning itself as a major player in the global electric vehicle market.

Here are some key features of the L380:
• Spacious interior: The L380 offers ample space for passengers and cargo, making it ideal for families, businesses, and anyone who needs a versatile vehicle.
• Multiple seating configurations: The L380 is available in six or eight-seat layouts, providing flexibility to suit different needs.
• Advanced technology: The L380 is built on Geely’s innovative Space Oriented Architecture (SOA), which offers advances in range, efficiency, safety, charging time, durability, and
connectivity.
• Luxury appointments: The L380 features a high-quality interior with premium materials and finishes.
• Zero emissions: The L380 is fully electric, so it produces zero tailpipe emissions, making it a clean and environmentally friendly option.
LEVC CEO Alex Nan commented on the new vehicle:
• LEVC’s strategy is to become a leading zero-carbon mobility technology company and our new direction will see us grow beyond manufacturing the world’s most advanced taxi, the TX, and
deliver smart, green, safe, and accessible mobility solutions to all.
• Building on our unrivalled heritage in producing the iconic London black cab, we have adapted our business to meet the rapidly accelerating demand for spacious, flexible electric
vehicle.

The L380 is a major milestone for LEVC, and it represents the company’s commitment to playing a leading role in the future of transportation.
Additional details about the L380, including technical specifications, will be released in the coming months.