Hamburg handover for MAN

MAN Truck & Bus handed over the first two MAN Lion’s City E vehicles to the transport operators Hamburger Hochbahn AG and Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH (VHH).

They are now running the electric buses as part of its day-to-day operations. The two real-life MAN Lion’s City E vehicles will in future bring passengers in Hamburg to their destinations safely and comfortably as an eco-friendly mode of transport.

They measure 12 metres in length and offer space for up to 88 passengers. The electric buses’ central motor is located on the rear axle. In the solobus, the all-electric driveline produces 160 kW up to a maximum of 240 kW. The energy for this comes from the modular batteries with 480 kWh of installed capacity.

The temperature management system ensures they are readily available, regardless of the season. As a result, the Lion’s City E reliably achieves a range of 200 km, and even up to 270 km in favourable conditions, according to MAN.

The vehicles for Hamburger Hochbahn AG and VHH are part of MAN’s collaborating with its customers to run a demo fleet of 15 MAN Lion’s City E city buses as part of day-to-day operations across five European countries this year. The demonstration vehicles are being used to gain comprehensive experience of how the vehicles operate in practice.

The first customer vehicles from series production of the MAN Lion’s City E in the 12-metre solobus version, are then set to be delivered in the second half of 2020.

This will be followed around six months later by the all-electric Lion’s City E in the articulated bus version, which is set to start series production in the first half of 2021.

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