In early June, the German chip manufacturer Infineon has put a fully electric truck into operation at its Regensburg site. Logistics partner Kuehne + Nagel will use the new 7.5-tonne truck to shuttle around 100 km a day between the factory site and the external warehouse and thus aims to save around 18 tonnes of CO2 every year.

Electric truck retrofit provider Framo has fitted the truck based on a MAN TGS with a self-developed battery and electric drive. With a battery capacity of 115.6 kWh, Framo specifies a range of 115 km per charge. Kuehne + Nagel plans to charge the electric truck exclusively with green electricity and thus operate the vehicle completely emission-free.

Infinion plans to successively switch all logistics vehicles in Regensburg to vehicles powered by alternative energies. Subsequently, the company intends to transfer the knowledge gained here to other locations. As a manufacturer of power semiconductors, sensors and microcontrollers, Infineon is not only a customer for the Framo truck, but also a supplier. Microcontrollers from Infineon control the drive and regulate the battery management of the Framo electric truck.