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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 270 km (Lion’s City E) or 500 km (Lion’s City G), you stop for passengers only.
  • More space
    The bus provides more space and comfort for passengers as the engine tower becomes obsolete and the gas cylinders are stowed in the roof.

E like emission-free

Electric bus fleets and their advantages for the city.

Lion’s City E Engine

Strictly clean

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 Lion’s City E: up to 270 km. You alone determine the route, because the bus can also travel in zones that are closed to combustion engines.

Electric bus fleets

Recharge your batteries when everyone is asleep

The MAN Lion’s City E says: I charge my batteries at home. Thanks to its impressive range, usual routes can be mastered without any pit stops. This ensures easy integration into existing operations and offers the possibility of accessing favourable electricity tariffs.

Always prepared

Our electric city bus comes with proven, long-lasting lithium-ion batteries that you can rely on even in extreme temperatures.

But it is also open to new things: the modular design makes upgrades with future technologies possible at any time.

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. You receive charging technology that is ideally matched to your vehicle, optionally including installation and maintenance – all from a single source.

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Details to MAN city buses with electric drives

G like great fuel savings

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

Details to 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.

Driving piggy bank.

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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Smart as a lion: our consulting service

We lead you along the easy path 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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Create space sustainably

New drive technologies enable additional room for passengers.

Passenger capacity

With alternative drives, things go up immediately: 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.

Efficiency and environmental protection in 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 270 km
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