Jun 5, 2023 - 10:15 am
MAN decides against developing Euro-7 buses
Bus manufacturer MAN will not invest in Euro 7 technology and instead will only have zero-emission buses in its portfolio for cities and municipalities from 2030. The manufacturer also presented its latest electric vehicle model in Barcelona: the Lion’s City 10.
May 12, 2023 - 01:40 pm
Duvenbeck aims for 120 MAN eTrucks
Logistics service provider Duvenbeck has signed a memorandum of understanding with MAN Truck & Bus for the deployment of 120 MAN eTrucks to be delivered by 2026. The fully electric 40-tonne truck will be the first to run for Volkswagen Group Logistics from 2024 onwards.
May 10, 2023 - 04:30 pm
MAN sets its sights on long distance coach buses
The city bus sector is already partly electrified, so bus manufacturers are setting their sights set on the intercity and touring sector. Developers at MAN Truck & Bus are now working on the coach of the future. We spoke to Heinz Kiess, Head of Product Marketing Bus at MAN, about the drive system of the […]
Apr 21, 2023 - 01:18 pm
VW Group delivered over 141,000 BEVs in Q1
The Volkswagen Group handed over 141,000 BEVs to customers worldwide in the first quarter of 2023. Compared to the same period last year, which was more affected by supply bottlenecks, the group’s BEV deliveries rose by 42 per cent.
Apr 11, 2023 - 04:05 pm
MAN strengthens drive technology research initiative
MAN Truck & Bus is strengthening its cooperation with surrounding scientific institutions at its Nuremberg site. Together they want to research “fossil-free, future-proof drives” and create synergies between science and industry.
Mar 16, 2023 - 12:50 pm
Hamburg orders up to 350 electric buses from MAN & Daimler
Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) orders up to 350 new electric buses in one fell swoop for its public transport fleet of almost 700 vehicles. MAN Truck & Bus and Daimler Buses are the winners of the largest electric bus tender in the company’s history.
Feb 24, 2023 - 04:57 pm
Sono Motors has dropped the Sion
The Munich-based start-up Sono has decided to discontinue the Sion programme and not to pursue its own solar car project any further – the Sion is thus history before the first series production example. Instead, they will concentrate on the solar business for B2B customers.
Jan 24, 2023 - 12:53 pm
DB Schenker to procure 100 electric MAN trucks
The logistics service provider DB Schenker plans to procure a total of 100 heavy-duty e-trucks from MAN by 2026. The first MAN eTruck vehicles are to be handed over in the first half of 2024. This is provided for in an agreement freshly signed by DB Schenker and MAN Truck & Bus.
Dec 20, 2022 - 04:25 pm
Volkswagen reorganises purchasing management
Volkswagen has announced that at the turn of the year it will reorganise its purchasing department at the Group level, as well as reorganising purchasing at its VW Passenger Cars and MAN Truck & Bus brands. Dirk Große-Loheide will take over Group Purchasing with effect from 1 January 2023.
Dec 8, 2022 - 02:10 pm
MAN scores first e-bus order from Norway
The Norwegian transport operator Unibuss has ordered 76 all-electric Lion’s City E buses from MAN Truck & Bus for Oslo. For MAN, this is the first electric bus order from Norway. The order is for 59 solo and 17 articulated buses bound for operation in the northeast and east of Oslo from the end of […]
Nov 9, 2022 - 02:06 pm
Vikingbus grows electric bus fleet in Copenhagen
The Danish bus company Vikingbus has ordered 45 electric buses from MAN. Vikingbus will deploy the e-buses of type Lion City 12 E on routes in the greater Copenhagen area from spring next year. They will join a growing fleet of zero-emission vehicles out for Vikingbus.
Nov 2, 2022 - 02:32 pm
MAN announces battery recycling strategy
MAN Truck & Bus is working on an after-use strategy for its batteries. The manufacturer is currently drawing up an action protocol for this. In parallel, MAN has launched a project to test used MAN vehicle batteries in stationary storage facilities.
Oct 20, 2022 - 03:51 pm
NEFTON expands work on ultra fast charging for trucks
In Germany, the NEFTON project launched in 2021 to develop charging scenarios for heavy battery trucks based on the Megawatt Charging System (MCS) is now being expanded. The consortium around the Technical University of Munich is now focusing on charging capacities of up to 3 megawatts.
Oct 13, 2022 - 03:11 pm
MAN presents electric bus chassis for global markets
MAN Truck & Bus has presented a fully electric bus chassis for the global market. The Lion’s Chassis E is based on technologies from the MAN Lion’s City E electric bus model and is scheduled to roll off the production line at MAN’s Polish plant in Starachowice from 2024 onwards.
Jun 29, 2022 - 03:35 pm
MAN to manufacture e-truck batteries in Nuremberg
MAN Truck & Bus says it will begin mass-producing high-voltage batteries for electric trucks and buses at its Nuremberg site from 2025. The company is ready to invest €100 million over the next five years at a place once famous for combustion engine production.
Jun 15, 2022 - 01:20 pm
MAN says production preparations on schedule for electric truck
Traton subsidiary MAN is on schedule with preparations for large-scale production of electric trucks at its Munich plant. In the first twelve months since the eMobility Centre was established at its main plant, MAN Truck & Bus has launched 20 prototypes of the upcoming heavy-duty electric truck.
Jun 9, 2022 - 01:21 pm
MAN to release electric bus chassis globally
MAN Truck & Bus will in future offer an electric bus chassis for the global market. In a first step, MAN will offer the eBus chassis as a two-axle vehicle for use as a low-floor, low-entry and intercity bus (high floor). Bodybuilders can develop their electric buses on this basis.
May 6, 2022 - 01:19 pm
German rail purchases 260 Ebusco electric buses
Deutsche Bahn (DB – German Rail) has today confirmed that it will “modernize” its bus fleets at a cost of around 400 million euros. From 2023 to 2026, the state owned company has ordered around 1,200 new vehicles – but only 260 of these will be electric while around 900 buses will be run on […]
Apr 6, 2022 - 02:29 pm
MAN takes order for 53 electric buses in Hamburg
MAN Truck & Bus has just received two orders from Hamburg for a total of 53 electric buses. Hamburger Hochbahn has ordered 17 Lion’s City 18 E, while an order from Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) includes 30 electric solo and six articulated buses. The first electric buses are to be delivered this year.
Mar 16, 2022 - 01:51 pm
Traton increases research & development investment
The Traton Group has increased its investment in research and development for electromobility. The company now plans to spend 2.6 billion euros on this by 2026, compared with 1.6 billion euros previously planned by 2025. At the same time, Traton is scaling back its investments in combustion engines.
Mar 1, 2022 - 12:42 pm
Market analysis: Electric buses keep booming in Europe
The electric bus boom in Europe continues, as the registration figures in 2021 show. After 2,210 electric buses in 2020, a further 3,282 electric buses (in each case excluding trolleybuses) were newly registered in 2021, with manufacturers competing for market shares. So who is leading the charge?
Feb 18, 2022 - 01:13 pm
MAN targets heavy electric truck production in 2024
MAN Truck & Bus has announced the start of production of heavy electric trucks in Munich for the beginning of 2024 – almost a year earlier than planned. The delivery of an initial 200 units is to follow promptly. MAN also presented a near-production prototype of the new electric truck for the first time.
Nov 9, 2021 - 03:09 pm
Tier places order for up to 130 MAN eTGE transporters
MAN Truck & Bus has signed a framework agreement with micro-mobility provider Tier Mobility for the delivery of up to 130 MAN eTGE battery-electric vans. The first vehicles are already in use in Tier’s logistics fleet in the UK and Germany.
Sep 29, 2021 - 05:36 pm
MAN vamps up fleet management tool
MAN Truck & Bus is restructuring the services in its MAN eManager control tool that was introduced just under a year ago. The tool is a digital command centre for fleet managers who work with the MAN Lion City E electric bus or the eTGE electric transporter.
Sep 15, 2021 - 01:17 pm
MAN announces future electrification strategy ‘NewMAN’
In future, MAN Truck & Bus will focus primarily on the areas of electromobility, autonomous vehicles and digital solutions. These are the cornerstones of a new strategy called ‘NewMAN’, which the commercial vehicle manufacturer from Munich, part of the Traton Group, has now presented.
Jul 16, 2021 - 10:39 am
MAN offers new bodies for the MAN eTGE
MAN Truck & Bus has announced that it is offering new bodies for the MAN eTGE in cooperation with body manufacturers. With immediate effect, it is also available with a box body and with a flatbed or three-way tipper.