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Combining greater efficiency with low emissions is a key technology driver for MAN. We are using alternative drive concepts and digital tools to drive a mobility and transportation revolution while at the same time helping our customers to meet the emissions requirements of both today and tomorrow. Our efforts are also focused on our own production activities: state-of-the-art technology and our integrated management systems are helping us to reduce the impact that our production activities have on our environment and climate. We have slashed the CO₂ emissions from our production plants as part of the MAN Climate Strategy.

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Climate protection in production
CLIMATE GOAL
ACHIEVED

In 2011, we had set ourselves the climate goal of reducing the absolute CO₂ emissions from our production facilities by 25% by 2020 compared to the baseline year of 2008. In 2019, we achieved our target ahead of schedule and by a wide margin, with a reduction of 35.0% or around 141,024 tons of CO₂.

In working toward our climate goal, the sites had drawn up plans to save energy and cut CO₂ emissions. In addition to the use of renewable energies and new energy supply concepts, these include the optimization of lighting and heating control, building renovation, measures to reduce base load, and moves to raise employee awareness.

Key milestones in our journey toward achieving our target included, for example, combined heat and power plants at several production sites, a large-scale photovoltaic system in South Africa, new lighting concepts, and energy-saving air conditioning systems using well water.

The combined heat and power plant at the Munich site alone — with its twin 2.5-megawatt natural gas units — allows around 20% of the power required by the site to be generated on location.

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MAN’s Climate Strategy
THINKING AHEAD
WHEN IT COMES TO
CLIMATE PROTECTION
THINKING AHEAD
WHEN IT COMES
TO CLIMATE
PROTECTION

MAN is aiming to make a significant contribution to reducing CO₂ while offering its customers an efficient portfolio of products and services. With this in mind, we are continuing to enhance our Climate Strategy, developing new targets with the time horizon 2025 and 2030.

Key measures will include technical efficiency measures as well as the use of renewable energy sources for electricity and heat.

These strategic development measures are based on our systematic E5 approach to reducing CO₂, which is based on five pillars:

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Alternative drives
ELECTRICITY:
THE CLIMATE-FRIENDLY
DRIVE TECHNOLOGY
ELECTRICITY:
THE CLIMATE-
FRIENDLY DRIVE
TECHNOLOGY

With zero pollutant emissions from fuel combustion and low noise, plus a better carbon footprint with the right electricity mix, electricity is set to be the drive technology of the future — at least around town and on shorter journeys. 2018 saw MAN launch its first seriesproduced electric vehicle, the eTGE. The fully electric van allows MAN to take another step forward in the direction of zero-emission metropolitan areas. With a range of around 160 kilometers and a payload of between 1 t and 1.75 t, depending on the type approval, the electric van is ideally equipped for last mile logistics. MAN included the first all-electric minibus, the MAN eTGE Combi, in its bus range in 2019.

The new electric product portfolio has also received external recognition: in 2019, the newspaper Transport presented the European Transport Awards for Sustainability for the fifth time. Every two years, these prizes are awarded to companies and products in the commercial vehicle industry that do a particularly good job of striking a balance between commercial success on the one hand, and social responsibility and environmental protection on the other — and whose sustainable action is helping to generate further growth and prosperity. MAN Truck & Bus received the coveted awards in not just one, but two categories. The MAN eTGM won the jury over in the “Electric Truck” category, while the MAN eTGE took the award in the “(Delivery) Van” category.