UPS develops 15 range extended electric trucks with TEVVA

UPS at freight in The City

UPS has co-developed 15 7.5-tonne range-extended electric vehicles (REEV) with TEVVA, five of which operate from depots in Southampton, and 10 from Tamworth. The collaboration aims to address the range limitations of so-called ‘pure electric vehicles’.

All are fitted with a 23cu m steel box-bodies, which UPS claims should maintain the operational efficiency while avoiding the need for large numbers of smaller capacity EVs.

The REEVs utilise a small diesel engine as part of a hybrid powertrain, consisting of a 150kW electric motor that can provide up to 2,000Nm of torque. One lithium ion 74kWh battery adds an additional 100km of range to the 300km. As a result the total combined range of the diesel hybrid REEVs is a claimed average of 400km in comparison to an average of 100km achieved by conventional EVs. The latter is “often not far enough to reach urban drop-off points”, said UPS.

Director of automotive engineering and advanced technology at UPS Luke Wake, said the range jump is the result of the latest collaboration, which means “we can serve our customers with lower emission, alternatively-fuelled vehicles in places beyond the reach of existing pure electric vehicles at this weight”.

The new vehicles will help towards lowering the shipping and logistics company’s emissions as commercial director of TEVVA Motors Richard Lidstone-Scott explained: “Commercial vehicles account for 27% of transport related C02 and 5% of total greenhouse gas emissions on Europe’s roads. EU legislation says that this needs to be cut by 15% by 2025 and 30% by 2030, and net zero in the UK by 2050.”

To see other urban innovations like this, be sure to visit the Freight in The City event at the Alexandra Palace in London on the 6 November!

MAN TGX: used buying guide

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Jump to listings from: HRVS Group, MAN TopUsed, Asset Alliance, MAN TopUsed.

Click here to view the full range of used MAN TGX tractor units we have in stock.

At CM we scour the classified pages to find your ideal vehicle. Today we’re on the hunt for a decent quality used MAN TGX.

Powered by 6-cylinder MAN high torque, efficient, quiet and robust engines, ranging from 360hp to 640hp, the TGX range guarantees low cost of ownership and great operational efficiency, whether new or used.

“The TGX at Euro-6 is a popular choice for operators wanting reliable, efficient, comfortable and safe vehicles, ideally suited to regional and long-haul transport.” Chris Sharp, head of used sales, MAN

The TGX cab with its mix of interior colours offers a comfortable living and working environment that is light and airy. Drivers have a commanding view of the road ahead and clear visibility in built-up areas.

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HRVS Group

The HRVS Group has sites across central and north eastern England, from Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire through to South Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

Its head office is in Ripley, near Derby, with depots in Sheffield, Scunthorpe, Sleaford and Stoke-on-Trent, and customers range from small businesses to major UK fleets.

“Our all-make commercial vehicle dealerships is our speciality, along with HRVS being one of the UK’s largest MAN truck dealerships.” Lauren Tomlinson, marketing communications executive, HRVS group

In Sheffield we found a 2015 (65-plate) MAN TGX 26.440, with171,000km on the clock.

The 6x2 tractor has steel suspension to the front and air to the rear. It is powered by a 12-litre Euro-6 engine, delivering 440hp through an automatic ZF gearbox, with a 450-litre fuel tank.

The XLX twin sleeper cab is finished in orange, and the paint, bodywork and interior are in showroom condition.

It has a radio/CD-player, with sat-nav and cabin refinements include electric windows and mirrors, a night heater, air conditioning, a fridge, and luxury seat covers.

There is more than 80% tread remaining on the tyres and it has new disc brakes.

This LEZ-compliant truck has one previous owner and comes with a full service history, full MoT and a six-month warranty. It is £49,950 ex-VAT.

Tomlinson says: “The unique selling point is that this truck was the 2018 CV show display truck. It is fitted with loads of extras, including new Speedline alloys and full light bars. It is an absolutely stunning vehicle. Handover can take place at Convoy in the Park, from 21-22 July, subject to a successful transaction.”

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MAN TopUsed

We found a 2015 (65-plate) MAN TGX 26.440 with 291,000km on the clock, at MAN TopUsed in Swindon.

Powered by an LEZ-compliant Euro-6 engine, delivering 440hp through a semi-automatic gearbox, this truck comes with the Aero and Efficientline 2 equipment packages.

It is fitted with MAN BrakeMatic, cruise control, Hill Hold Control, EfficientRoll, and speed limiter. It also has ESP, ASR, ABS, electric-heated kerb and wide-angle mirrors, and an immobiliser.

Inside the XXL cab is a digital tachograph, multifunctional steering wheel, board computer, cooling box, air conditioning, and an air-suspended driver seat with armrest and lumbar support. For entertainment there is a radio/CD-player with AUX and USB connections, and Bluetooth mobile phone preparation.

There are electric windows, an electric lifting sunroof, central locking with remote control, and an isolated driver’s cab.

The truck has a lift-axle, PTO, electric heated rear view mirrors, rear differential lock and spare wheel.

MAN head of used sales Chris Sharp says: “Vehicles can be complemented with extended warranties, tailored repair and maintenance contracts and customised vehicle alterations, all bespoke to the new operator.”

This truck is offered at £46,700 ex-VAT, inclusive of a 12-month Gold R&M warranty.

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Asset Alliance

Established in 2010 Asset Alliance quickly expanded to become one of the fastest growing new and approved used commercial vehicle and transport providers in the UK.

In 2017 it completed its most recent acquisition – more than 300 light commercial vehicles from T.O.M. – further expanding its specialist vehicle options and increasing its assets under contract hire, operating lease, hire purchase, fleet management or rental to more than 3,000.

Asset Alliance has a late 2015 (15-plate) MAN TGX 26.480 for sale through its subsidiary ATE Truck & Trailer Sales in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

With 355,000km on the clock, this tractor is powered by a Euro-6 engine, delivering 480hp through an automatic gearbox, with a 480-litre fuel tank.

The XLX twin sleeper cab has a CD-player, electric windows, seats, mirrors, night heater, and air conditioning.

Finished in white, the paint and bodywork condition is good, as is the cloth trim interior.

There is 60% tread left on the tyres and the disc brakes are in good order. On a wheelbase of 4m, this 6x2 has air suspension and is LEZ compliant.

Owned by the HRVS Group since new, it comes with a three-year MAN dealer maintained R&M warranty. With an MoT until March 2019, the truck is for sale at £31,750 ex-VAT.

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MAN TopUsed

MAN TopUsed sells quality, used commercial vehicles covering all brands and models (truck and bus) in more than 30 countries from a total of 36 MAN TopUsed centres.

Service is complemented by Europe-wide used vehicle warranties, individual financing options, tailored R&M contracts and customised adaptations to vehicles.

Also in Swindon we found a 2015 (65-plate) MAN TGX 26.440 with 252,000km on the clock. It has MAN BrakeMatic, adaptive cruise control, lane guard system and hill hold control, headlight range control, tinted glass, ambient lighting and daytime running lights.

Finished in white the XLX cab is fitted with a radio/CD-player and mobile phone preparation Bluetooth, a digital tachograph, multifunctional steering wheel, automatic climate control, Eberspacher D4S stationary heating, electric windows and central locking. The airsuspended driver seat has heated lumbar support.

Externally, there is a lift-axle, electric heated rear view mirrors, rear differential lock and a manual lifting roof. Safety features include ESP, ABS, anti slip regulation, and an immobiliser.

MAN head of used sales Chris Sharp says: “All vehicles sold under the MAN TopUsed banner undergo extensive checks before being offered as an MAN TopUsed vehicle. We know every detail about them, they have been technically inspected and operators get top quality at an affordable price.

This truck is being offered for £47,415 ex-VAT, inclusive of a 12-month Gold R&M warranty.

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