Manitou completes largest delivery of electric vehicles


Manitou Group has completed the largest delivery of its new 100% electric 200 ATJ E all-terrain aerial work platforms. Distributed by the Norwegian rental company Naboen, these aerial work platforms reflect the group’s ambition to accelerate its energetic transition.

Energetic transition is a priority in Manitou Group’s strategy. These new designed platforms delivered to the rental company Naboen confirm the expectations of distributors in low or zero emission solutions, particularly in the Nordic countries, where Norway is a pioneer. With these specific models, From 2017, the city of Oslo has adopted measures to eliminate the use of fossil fuels on construction sites. Manitou’s partner for more than 10 years, the rental company Naboen is no exception to the rule, with electric ranges already present in their offer.

“This investment is one of the most important of the year for our group,” says Nina Aasland, CEO of Naboen. “With 9 locations throughout Norway, we are convinced that these innovative and sustainable solutions will meet all of our customers’ needs. Our objective is clearly stated: to become the leader in the rental of green equipment”.

Registered under the Oxygen label launched by Manitou Group in 2019, these electric aerial work platforms offer a level of performance equivalent to thermal models with a 20 metre working height.

“Our company has always been pioneer in its CSR policy. This range of electric AWP are a concrete illustration of this commitment,” said Alain Becque, vice president global fleet sales for Manitou Group. “We are seeing a growing demand from our rental customers for low or zero emission solutions. With our 200 ATJ E platform, we are providing a concrete response to these expectations while reducing the TCO for users. Our partnership with Naboen is perfectly in line with this approach and we will continue to listen to our customers in order to provide solutions that are always more adapted to their needs.”

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