The electric bus by MAN has arrived in the German city where tests have started in real conditions on the “Museumslinie 100”, the urban line managed by the transport company Münchner Verkehrsgesellschachaft (MVG). The version of Lion’s City E is the 12-meter, three-door version with a capacity of 88 passengers and a range of 270 km in favorable conditions. Five vehicles are used on the route between the Hauptbahnhof and Ostbahnhof stations. Others have been ordered and are expected to arrive in Monaco by the end of the year. By 2021, the MVG electric bus fleet will include at least 26 electric vehicles. «We are curious to see the performance of the product and the technical indications that the MAN experts will gather. Our goal for the next ten years is clear: we want to move towards zero-emission urban mobility. For this, we need reliable electric buses that have a long range, “says MVG manager Ingo Wortmann. “What is important now is to have powerful batteries, vehicles with low weight and to be able to count on maximum efficiency when it comes to air conditioning systems.”

As part of the electric mobility project, MAN is planning numerous tests, in conditions of real use, to test the product and gain experience.

“We are particularly proud that one of the first MAN electric buses is on the streets of Munich,” commented Rudi Kuchta, head of the  Bus division of MAN Truck & Bus. “Vehicle electrification is a topic that MAN has been studying and developing for years. In 1972 at the Olympics, the best athletes moved on board MAN electric buses and, ten years ago, we delivered our first hybrid bus. The regular use of a MAN Lion’s City E vehicle in local public transport in Munich represents another milestone. “

MAN Lion's City E in Munich 2020