Micro-mobility operator Tier Mobility has taken delivery of 10 new electric MAN eTGE vans for its London micro-mobility operations.
The new fleet will support Tier in London where it’s currently operating e-scooters as part of the London e-scooter trial in conjunction with Transport for London (TfL) and local councils.
The London e-scooter trial is part of a wider effort to reduce reliance on private cars. The scheme currently covers the boroughs of Canary Wharf, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Richmond.
Maximilian Djacic, project manager operations vehicles at Tier, said: "Londoners have truly embraced Tier e-scooters since we launched in the capital back in June and they are already feeling like a key part of the transport mix.
“With the London trial continuing to scale, we are expanding our operations, and our fleet of MAN eTGE all-electric vans is allowing us to do this in a sustainable and efficient way.
“The MAN eTGE is the ideal vehicle for our business. Being 100% electric, its credentials fit perfectly with our company ethos, allowing us to service our e-scooter fleet’s needs in an environmentally and carbon natural way.”
The all-electric 3.5 tonne MAN eTGE’s, in standard wheelbase format, will be used across the chosen London boroughs to assist with the collection and delivery of scooters, both post and pre customer hire, ensuring the e-scooter fleet is always available for customer use.
MAN said the vans are tailored to meet the requirements of inner-city delivery traffic with a load capacity of 10.7m3 and a range of 65-70 miles.
Driven by 100kW electric motor, the eTGE draws its power from a 36kW lithium-ion battery back.
Using an AC wall box (7.2 kW), a full charge to 100% is achieved in five hours and 20 minutes, while a quick DC charge to 80% takes 45 minutes, using the Combined Charging System (CCS) connector (40 kW).
The eTGE’s batteries are mounted between the vehicles’ chassis rails to ensure optimal weigh distribution, a low centre of gravity and an unimpeded and standardised TGE load space, MAN said. The eTGE has a top speed limited to 56 mph (90 km/h).
Registered as an electric vehicle (EV), the eTGE is London congestion (LEZ) charging exempt.
The eTGE comes with a continuous variable drive system, one speed, and reverse and payload is 950kg, with the internal body volume remaining the same as other TGE models.
The van features standard equipment, including Comfort Plus driver’s seat, heated windscreen, the MAN Media Van Navigation infotainment system, cruise control, rear-view camera, and LED lights, ESP, EBA, ABS, Sidewall Protection Assist and Active Lane Assist.
Tier Mobility’s new MAN eTGE vehicles will be serviced and maintained by MAN franchised partners PCL Group at their Maidstone and North London facilities.
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