Colin Barnett has been involved in the road transport industry since becoming an apprentice truck mechanic in the early seventies. The end of 2022 will see him complete 25 years with Commercial Motor, with a secondment as editor of sister title Truck & Driver along the way. Today, as technical editor, he is witnessing at first hand the greatest changes in heavy goods vehicles since they replaced horses.
Just a few weeks after its razzmatazz unveiling at the IAA Transportation Show in Hannover, MAN has made the eTruck available for driving impressions at its factory test track in Munich. Still having prototype status, the truck we drove was designated an eTruck 4x2 LL SA tractor, loaded to around ...