World début for fully electric money transporter based on the MAN eTGE
The world’s first electrically powered and armoured money transporter was recently handed over to international security service provider Prosegur. The MAN eTGE electric van was converted into a money transporter with special-purpose, level FB3 armouring by body manufacturer Stoof International, and the vehicle will be put through its paces for Prosegur’s daily cash-in-transit operations.
The body manufacturer was faced with the challenge of using extremely lightweight materials that have the same resistance class. The electric van can seat a maximum of three people. Including the armouring, its unladen weight is around 3,150 kg.
Prosegur has close to 900 vehicles on the road throughout Germany, both for interregional transportation and inner-city operations. When it comes to inner-city operations, the vehicles only ever cover short distances; typically 60 to 70 kilometres a day. With a range of 120 to 130 kilometres (115 km according to the current WLTP cycle) in a real-life city setting, the range of the eTGE is more than adequate. And it’s during inner-city money transportation operations that the driver can take full advantage of the MAN eTGE’s extensive safety features, such as parking assistance system with side protection, rear-view camera, speed control system, periphery monitoring system with a city emergency braking function, emergency brake assist (EBA) and LED headlights.
“Given the fact that our Group safely transports the equivalent of 550 billion euros every year using all modes of transportation, it is of vital importance that we embrace our role as a driver of innovation at all times and also bear responsibility for doing business in a sustainable manner,” said Jochen Werne, chief development officer at Prosegur Deutschland.