A reader’s poll in German magazine Auto Bild has seen MAN’s eTGM win a ‘Green Track Award’.

Readers were asked to vote in six categories and subsequently voted the truck top of the ‘last mile’ category.

The electric truck triumphed for a number of reasons, according to the magazine.

For example, it was praised for its emission-free credentials in a typically engine-dominated sector.

In addition, participants in the reader’s poll were impressed with the eTGM’s silent operation at night.

As a result, logistics speeds can be improved by 30%, while emissions are greatly reduced.

Many of these positives will therefore be implemented in MAN’s forthcoming eTruck, which is set to arrive in 2024.

Alexander Vlaskamp, MAN’s CEO was delighted with the prize.

“This confirms our strategy of initially focusing on electric mobility as a drive system across all models,” he said.

“At the same time, the award is an incentive for the upcoming launch the eTruck.”

This was the first year the Green Track Awards had been decided.

Readers voted in six categories for sustainable mobility concepts, projects and services.

In addition, a jury of experts from the editorial team awarded a prize.

In the end, more than 1,000 readers cast their votes for the most sustainable ideas.

However, it’s not the first award the battery-powered MAN has won.

In 2019, Transport magazine gave it the “European Transport Award for Sustainability 2020” in the “Electrified Truck” category.

This followed the launch of a three-year practical pilot project with nine Austrian customers using an electric TGM.

Since the end of 2019, 26-tonne distribution trucks have been delivered to European transport companies.

They have since proven themselves in transport operations from Norway to Spain.

Therefore, MAN is applying this experience to the future production technologies.