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MAN Lion’s City E: Our electric city bus

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At a glance

  • Range over 350 kilometres with a single battery charge possible
    With the MAN Lion’s City E, a range of up to 350 kilometres is possible, depending on the battery usage strategy. In the eBus Efficiency Run, our electric bus even managed 550 kilometres.
  • Additional energy with every braking process
    Thanks to an anticipatory driving style, the MAN Lion’s City E achieves outstanding efficiency. In addition, the range is extended by recovering energy during each braking process.
  • Show us your road – we show you a safe bus model
    The all-electric city bus in three available lengths allows a high degree of operational flexibility. Assistance systems such as the optionally available MAN OptiView mirror replacement system can contribute to increased safety.

Award winning

Award logo: Bus of the Year 2023

THE MAN LION’S CITY E SETS A NEW BENCHMARK IN TERMS OF RANGE

With our electric bus, fleet managers can plan for a range of up to 350 kilometres – which significantly increases the MAN Lion’s City E’s operational flexibility. The decisive factor here is to select between two different battery usage strategies: For a consistently reliable range of 270 km, the “Reliable Range” battery usage strategy is available. The MAN Lion’s City E covers the further distance of up to 350 km with the “Maximum Range” strategy.

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Alternative drives for the city bus

WHEN THE EFFICIENCY RUN BECOMES A HOME RUN

During the MAN eBus Efficiency Run, our electric bus has impressively proven that distances over 350 kilometres are possible under good everyday conditions: TÜV SÜD has confirmed: The MAN Lion’s City E covered an impressive distance of 550 kilometres with just one battery charge.

Efficiency Run Video

How to drive an electric bus?

E Bus Transport Solutions tutorial video

Maximum efficiency: With the MAN Lion’s City E and MAN Transport Solutions

How can electric buses be used efficiently and run as economically as possible? What charging options are available and how does recuperation work? In the video you can find out all details about the technology of the MAN Lion’s City E – and also how MAN Transport Solutions can support you with the electrification of your fleet.

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Efficiency Run explanatory video

Economical driving with the MAN Lion’s City E

Sascha Böhnke, bus tester and specialist journalist for the “Omnibusrevue” magazine, has tested the MAN Lion’s City E. He accompanied the MAN eBus Efficiency Run and explains in the video that a driver with anticipatory driving style can achieve an enormous savings potential thanks to recuperation.

Efficiency Run explanatory video

The MAN eBus Efficiency Run has impressively demonstrated that the range can be significantly increased under optimal everyday conditions.

Heinz Kiess, Head of Product Marketing Bus
Heinrich Degenhart, Head of Bus Department at MAN ProfiDrive

I believed from the beginning that we would break the 500 kilometre mark.

Heinrich Degenhart, Head of Bus Department at MAN ProfiDrive

Precise fit for almost every driving situation

The MAN Lion’s City E is more than enduring – it is also flexible. Our electric bus is available in three sizes to meet a wide range of operational requirements: the smallest variant – 10 metres in length – benefits from a tight turning circle for curvy routes, while the 12-metre version impresses with an ideal balance of ride comfort and agility. Our 18-metre electric bus, in turn, offers space for even more passengers – important on highly frequented routes. Of course, every model is optionally available with the innovative MAN OptiView mirror replacement system and many other selectable assistance systems – that means greater safety for driver, passengers and other road users.

MAN DigitaleServices for the MAN Lion's City E

MAN DigitalServices helps with optimising business processes, reducing fuel and administrative costs, planning and managing service work on the bus, time management, and ongoing driver training.

All services at a glance

MAN eManager S
MAN eManager S
  • Charging management for your MAN Lion’s City E with timer function
  • Climate preconditioning
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MAN eManager M
MAN eManager M

All the benefits of MAN eManager S, plus:

  • Comprehensive vehicle and battery monitoring for your electric bus fleet
  • Advanced information for detailed analysis and history: Charging and discharging currents, battery voltage, charging errors, recuperation performance, consumption values of air conditioning and auxiliary consumers, ambient temperature data and more
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The MAN Lion’s City E city bus is on the road

MAN live in Barcelona: at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit

The latest innovations in local public transport such as the compact, all-electric MAN Lion’s City 10 E city bus, expert talks and much more: We will be exhibiting at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2023, the leading international event on the subject of sustainable mobility, held in Barcelona from 4 to 7 June. Meet us at booth 6A100!
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MAN Lion’s City E

Through Europe with the MAN Lion’s City E

On the e-bus roadshow, our all-electric city bus faces the special challenges in numerous countries, from high temperatures to demanding gradients – and inspires drivers, bus operators and passengers alike.
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Lithium-ion battery modules

Lithium-ion battery modules

  • High capacity of up to 640 kWh
  • Proven technology
  • Powerful charging capacity: up to 150 kW

Electric central motor

Electric central motor

  • Solobus: Continuous/maximum power 160/240 kW
  • Articulated bus: Continuous/maximum power 267/320 kW
  • Single-stage adapter gearbox for smooth acceleration

MAN Lion’s City 10 E
MAN Lion’s City 10 E

  • Length: 10.5 metres
  • Passenger capacity: max. 80
  • Engine: Electric central motor

Technical data sheet
The MAN Lion’s City 12 E
MAN Lion’s City 12 E

  • Length: 12.2 metres
  • Passenger capacity: max. 104
  • Engine: Electric central motor

Technical data sheet
The MAN Lion’s City 18 E
MAN Lion’s City 18 E

  • Length: 18.1 metres
  • Passenger capacity: max. 146
  • Engine: Two driven axles, two electric central motors

Technical data sheet

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