MAN delivers 48 electric buses to Hamburg

German public transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) has put 48 new electric buses from MAN Truck & Bus into operation. 183 of VHH's approximately 750 buses are now electric.

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The MAN buses are twelve-metre-long solo buses. In addition to the electric drive, the vehicles are characterised by the large mobility area for buggies and wheelchairs, for example, and the stop request buttons are illuminated and vibrate. Air conditioning systems on the doors will keep the warm air inside in winter, improving the temperature inside the vehicle. Two of the 48 buses are also equipped with cameras instead of exterior mirrors, as VHH is trialling this “safety-relevant system in operational practice.”

The 48 buses are part of a larger order. In March 2023, Germany’s third-largest bus operator secured 350 electric buses from MAN and Daimler Buses. That includes up to 100 Lion’s City 12 E from MAN and an option for up to 250 Mercedes eCitaro buses from Daimler Buses. At that time, the transport operator firmly ordered 48 solo buses from MAN, as well as 47 solo and 48 articulated buses from Daimler Buses.

According to VHH, the new MAN buses are stationed at the Bergedorf, Schenefeld and Billbrook depots in the northern German city and will be used on the heavily frequented lines 2, 3, X3, 21, 29, 124, 130, 135, 186, 230, 235 and 281, among others. (in German)


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