BMW Built an All-Electric Truck, But You Can't Drive It

We've been constantly updating you with fresh info on BMW's green efforts that intensified in the past couple of years, but an all-electric truck is something no Bimmer fan would have expected.
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But before you start questioning your passion for the Bavarian brand, allow us to add BMW is not going to build trucks for a living. However, together with SCHERM, the company with the blue and white roundel will use a 40-ton electric truck for material transport on public roads.

They are the first European carmaker to operate a 100 percent full-size electric truck after the mastodont completed its test drives. Its new duty is to transport shock absorbers, springs and steering systems between the SCHERM Group logistics center and the BMW Group plant in Munich.

Compared to a diesel engined truck, BMW's silent carrier will save 11.8 tons of CO2 annually; equivalent to the distance a BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics would travel when going around the world almost three times.

The truck's battery pack takes three to four hours to charge and on full juice it provides a maximum range of 100 km (62 miles) which, in theory, means the hauler can complete a full production day without any additional recharging. It's also quiet and doesn't fill the atmosphere with CO2.

"With our electric truck, we are sending another strong signal for sustainable urban mobility. We are contributing to reducing emissions in the city and are proud to be the first automotive manufacturer in Europe to use an electric truck of this size to transport materials on public roads," said Hermann Bohrer, head of the BMW Group Plant in Munich.
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