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At a glance

  • Pioneering energy concepts
    Our city buses rely on durable and convertible electric technology or economical gas drive with up to 15 % lower life cycle costs (LCC).
  • Customised solutions
    With ranges of up to 350 km (MAN Lion’s City E) or 500 km (MAN Lion’s City G), you only have to stop for passengers.
  • More space
    With the engine tower obsolete and the gas cylinders stowed in the roof, the bus provides more space and comfort for passengers.

E stands for emission-free

Electric bus fleets and their advantages for the city.

Clean all-round

Alternative drives are conquering the roads, and the electric variant presents itself as one of the most consistent implementations with 0 % emissions. The engine operates super silently and without producing any local exhaust fumes. This makes a decisive difference to the environment, the city’s image and your passengers – particularly in regard to the long range of the MAN Lion’s City E: up to 350 km. You alone determine the route, because the bus can also travel in zones that are closed to combustion engines.

Details on MAN city buses with electric drives

Large or small – there is a bus for every street

With three size variants, MAN’s city buses cover almost every requirement: In the 10-metre version, the MAN Lion’s City E manages even narrow and winding roads thanks to its small turning circle, while the 18-metre models offer more space for passengers on highly frequented routes, and the 12-metre bus can be used versatilely in a wide range of traffic situations. Whatever the requirements, the MAN Lion’s City E family of city buses is ready for you.

As flexible as your operating range: The MAN Lion’s City E’s battery usage strategy

Depending on the area of use, the public transport network and other factors, the requirements for battery usage vary.

Consistently reliable ranges of up to 270 km1) are available with the “Reliable Range” battery usage strategy: With a limited charging stroke, sufficient reserves remain available to ensure the same high range over the entire service life.

If a higher daily range of up to 350 km1) is requested, the “Maximum Range” battery usage strategy is ideal. The extended charging window provides more energy per charge so that the daily range can be increased depending on the situation. This pays off especially for longer distances, extreme temperatures or diversion routes.

As flexible as your operating range – The MAN Lion’s City E battery modules

MAN’s modular battery concept offers you the option of flexibly adapting the number of battery packs to your individual needs. You can specifically control the charging time, the number of passengers and the range according to your wishes by opting for more or fewer battery packs: For each additional battery pack, the electric bus gains range – for each pack removed, passenger capacity increases and the charging time shortens.

Whatever you decide: All battery packs can be fully charged in two and a half to five hours.

Depending on the length of your MAN electric bus, a different number of battery packs is available:

  • MAN Lion’s City 10 E: four to five battery packs with a capacity of 320 to 400 kWh
  • MAN Lion’s City 12 E: four to six battery packs with a capacity of 320 to 480 kWh
  • MAN Lion’s City 18 E: six to eight battery packs with a capacity of 480 to 640 kWh

Charging infrastructure from a single source

Benefit from our all-round carefree package: We not only supply you with a future-proof electric bus, but also take care of a perfectly matching charging infrastructure solution – whether via cable or pantograph. You receive charging technology that is ideally matched to your vehicle, optionally including installation and maintenance – all from a single source.

More about the charging infrastructure

Details on MAN city buses with electric drives

Climate protection with CO2

A carbon dioxide-based air-conditioning system is optionally available for the MAN Lion’s City E. This new air-conditioning system has several advantages: Climate-neutral carbon dioxide is cheaper than the conventional refrigerant R134a – while protecting the environment. In addition, a CO2 air-conditioning system requires less energy and is therefore more efficient, which can positively influence the range of your electric bus.

G like great fuel savings

On the road to success with gas-powered city buses.

Details on MAN city buses with gas engines

Natural gas engines are known as particularly efficient drives. We have been working for over 75 years to develop ever more economical solutions. The result is the MAN Lion’s City G EfficientHybrid: Up to 15 % lower life cycle costs, a long range of at least 500 km and low noise emissions.

All-round savings.

Extremely economical fuel consumption, low pollutant emissions. The sustainable MAN E18 gas engine is equipped with exhaust gas recirculation and a three-way catalytic converter, hence well below the limits of the Euro 6 emissions standard and heading to the future.

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Know-how at your fingertips: our consulting service

We provide easy access to alternative drives.

Alternative Drives

Every fleet is unique. We have worked with various clients and gained valuable experience. With this knowledge and the analyses of route profiles, charging infrastructure and maintenance, we create a fleet profile that lets your city move forward into the future.

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Creating space sustainably

New drive technologies enable additional room for passengers.

Passenger capacity

With alternative drives, things are moving up: Our batteries are installed on the roof. This frees up space that would otherwise be taken up by the engine tower. Also, our gas cylinders are intelligently housed in the roof. This means more capacity for you and greater comfort for your passengers.

Did you know that the charging infrastructure only makes up the fifth largest cost block of your TCO?

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Efficiency and environmental protection for scheduled bus services

MAN EfficientHybrid

  • Intelligent energy management with automatic start-stop system
  • Recovers energy during braking
  • Enables electric start
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Sustainable mobility and efficient transport solutions

The MAN Lion’s City G
The MAN Lion’s City G
  • Up to 97 % pollutant reduction
  • High range: up to 500 km
  • Quiet performance
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The MAN Lion’s City E
The MAN Lion’s City E
  • Environmentally friendly 0 % emissions
  • More space for your passengers
  • Range: up to 350 km*

*Depending on the battery usage strategy and under favourable operating conditions: Low operational demands in terms of average speed, loading, topography and air-conditioning.

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