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MAN Lion’s City E: Our electric city bus

MAN Lion’s City E: Our electric city bus

MAN Lion’s City E: Our electric city bus

MAN Lion’s City E: Our electric city bus


At a glance

  • Range over 350 kilometres1 with a single battery charge possible
    With the MAN Lion’s City E, a range of up to 350 kilometres1 is possible, depending on the battery usage strategy. In the eBus Efficiency Run, our electric bus even managed 550 kilometres1.
  • 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.
  • Pure driving pleasure
    Driver and passengers benefit from an inviting interior, an ergonomic driver’s workplace and a stable and quiet ride.


With our electric bus, fleet managers can plan for a range of up to 350 kilometres1, 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 km1, the “Reliable Range” strategy is available. The MAN Lion’s City E covers the further distance of up to 350 km1 with the “Maximum Range” battery usage strategy.

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Alternative drives for the city bus


During the MAN eBus Efficiency Run, our electric bus has impressively proven that distances over 350 kilometres1 are possible under good everyday conditions: TÜV SÜD has confirmed: The MAN Lion’s City E covered an impressive distance of 550 kilometres1 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
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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Did you know that the charging infrastructure only makes up the fifth largest cost block of your TCO?

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Safe bus travel thanks to MAN hygiene measures

Safe bus travel with the MAN hygiene concept

Keep your drivers and passengers protected: With our hygiene measures, you take comprehensive precautions and help minimise any risk of coronavirus infection on board.
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Lithium-ion battery modules

Lithium-ion battery modules

  • High capacity: 480/640 kWh (solo/articulated bus)
  • Proven technology
  • High charging capacity: 150 kW

Electric central motor

Electric central motor

  • Solobus: Continuous/maximum power 160/240 kW
  • Articulated bus: Continuous/maximum power 267/320 kW
  • Maximum torque: Solo-/articulated bus 2,100/3,500 Nm

The MAN Lion’s City 12 E
MAN Lion’s City 12 E

  • Length: 12.2 m
  • No. of seats: 41
  • Engine: Electric central motor

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

  • Length: 18.1 m
  • No. of seats: 45
  • Engine: Two driven axles, two electric central motors

Technical data sheet

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