The 20,000th MAN TGE has been produced in Września, Poland. The van with the striking lion badge on the dark radiator grille is, therefore, a true success story for MAN Truck & Bus. The 20,000th TGE was an eTGE with 100% battery-powered drive.
MAN TGE celebrated its launch at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show back in 2016. It marked MAN’s entry into the van segment and made MAN Truck & Bus a full-range supplier of commercial vehicles from three to 44 tonnes. TGE production was started in a state-of-the-art van plant in Września near Poznań, Poland in April 2017. The vehicle was launched into the market in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands two months later. Now, two years later, the MAN TGE is available in over 30 countries and 20,000 vehicles have been produced.
Martin Imhoff, Head of Van Product Marketing at MAN Truck & Bus, had this to say about the production milestone: “For the team at MAN and in production in Września, this is a great delight and a huge success. We reached this production milestone considerably earlier than even we expected.
“This shows, on the one hand, just how well the TGE and MAN’s service portfolio have been received in the market and, on the other hand, how highly-motivated our specialist, highly-trained van salespersons are when they advise our customers.”
In addition, Martin pointed out the fact that the TGE sales team in Europe will be expanded by around 100 salespersons by the end of the year – up to over 600. Further milestones appear promising in the near future.
The milestone van, which came off the production line in Września, is an electric van in cherry red with a normal wheelbase and a high roof. The MAN eTGE is driven by an electric motor which can deliver 100 kW/136 hp; this power is transferred by a single-speed gearbox.