20 Oct 2019

Test drive with MAN Lions's City E

At this year's Busworld in Brussels, MAN Truck & Bus presents several premieres including the Lion's City 19, the Lion's Intercity with a D15 engine and the eTGE Combi and TGE City minibuses. The fully electric MAN Lion's City E can now be used for the first time for test drives.

The 12-metre solo version of the electric Lion's City E completes this new generation of MAN city buses. The most striking feature is the absence of the engine tower at the back of the bus, the position of the batteries on the roof and the 4 additional seats that are possible as a result. The solobus boasts a powertrain with an output of between 160 kW and 270 kW. According to MAN, the Lion's City E has a range of 200 km, or up to 270 km in optimal conditions, over the entire life of the batteries.

Furthermore, MAN presents the Lion's City 19 EfficientHybrid. The articulated bus is 18.75 metres long. The three-axle has room for 38 seated passengers. A D1556 LOH diesel engine with 360 hp (265 kW) drives the vehicle and complies with the Euro 6d emission standard. The stop-start function ensures that the vehicle is virtually silent and emission-free even when it stops. The articulated bus features various onboard safety and assistance systems, such as pedestrian detection. Cameras on both the front and the two sides of the vehicle are provided for traffic monitoring. The driver is actively warned to avoid potentially dangerous situations or collisions, both visually, via two built-in displays in the driver's field of view, and an acoustic signal. The new systems will be available next year for all MAN buses ex works as well as as a retrofit solution.

New motor

At Busworld, MAN presents the Lion's Intercity for the first time with a new 9-litre 360 hp (265 kW) D1556 LOH motor. MAN is also expanding its gearbox portfolio for its intercity buses with the automated 12-speed gearbox of the new TipMatic Coach generation.

MAN is also showing its two new minibus designs: eTGE Combi and TGE City. The eTGE Combi is the first fully electric minibus in the MAN range and is suitable for up to eight people. Theoretically, the eTGE has a range of up to 173 kilometres (NEDC) or 114 kilometres (WLTP). The MAN TGE City is equipped with a low-floor platform that has been specially developed for the TGE City.

In addition, MAN pays a lot of attention to the 'software', i.e. the challenges associated with the transition to e-mobility. The specialists at MAN Transport Solutions advise on questions relating to e-mobility. With immediate effect, MAN and Neoplan customers will also benefit from the many advantages of digitization. MAN DigitalServices is designed to track and optimize all cost factors contributing to the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) - from smooth travel planning to maintenance management. New buses are equipped with the RIO Box by default for this purpose. (Hall 4, stand 422)

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