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14.03.2024 Company

E-truck ensures clean and quiet plant traffic at MR

Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR) has been using an electric truck for plant transport between the Reinhausen and Haslbach sites since January 2024, saving up to 30 tons of CO2 per year. The e-truck covers a distance of 160 km per working day and is used exclusively for internal parts transportation between the Reinhausen and Haslbach plants.

Working in two shifts, the electric truck transports around 3.5 tons of production material per trip from the materials management center in Haslbach to the final assembly line at the plant in Reinhausen. A single journey is seven kilometers long and is carried out on average 12 times a day on a round trip. Particularly in inner-city traffic, the very quiet driving characteristics of the e-truck should be emphasized - in addition to the reduction in emissions. In addition, the short driving distance is ideal for using the e-truck. The drivers also greatly appreciate the quiet and relaxed movement in daily road traffic and only give positive feedback. "The emission-free transportation of our goods through Regensburg was implemented very well with the electromobility project in plant traffic. The environmentally friendly "logistics of the future" is being intensively developed at Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen," says Jürgen Liebl, Head of Logistics MR. 

MR Managing Director Holger Michalka also sees the investment as positive and forward-looking: "Efficiency, resource conservation and longevity have always been major themes in our corporate culture. With the electric truck, another piece of the puzzle has been successfully integrated to achieve our sustainability goals and reduce the burden on the environment."
The electric truck has a theoretical range of approx. 275 km, although the actual range varies depending on the load topography and weather conditions. The charging process takes place once a day at Spedition Pöppel, which, as the operator of the electric truck, has received funding from the federal special fund "Climate and Transformation Fund" in accordance with the directive on the promotion of light and heavy commercial vehicles with alternative, climate-friendly drive systems and associated charging infrastructure for electrically powered commercial vehicles (KsNI). "We are delighted to be able to implement this project with such a renowned and innovative company as Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen. We are open and positive about the future of electric trucks, but would like to see acquisition costs in line with the market, increased ranges of 400 - 500 km without intermediate charging and a significantly improved public charging infrastructure," says Alexander Pöppel.