MAN receives e-bus order from Denmark

MAN receives e-bus order from Denmark

The local transport company Anchersen from Copenhagen has ordered 25 electric buses from MAN Truck & Bus. Delivery of the 25 MAN Lion's City 12 E is scheduled for the end of the year. They will not only be the first Lion's City E for the public transport operator, but the first MAN buses ever.

The battery buses will be used on Copenhagen's central bus route 7A, which carries more than 4.3 million passengers each year. The vehicles, which have a central electric motor on the rear axle, will be built at MAN's Polish plant in Starachowice. Series production started in October 2020.

The buses for Copenhagen have a 480 kWh battery mounted on the roof of the vehicle, as is customary for e-buses, which is intended to provide a "reliable range" of 200 kilometers and, under favorable conditions, up to 270 kilometers. The MAN Lion's City 12 E will be charged exclusively in the depot. At an average charging power of 100 kW, the MAN Lion's City 12 E is fully charged in less than three hours; at the maximum charging power of 150 kW, the charging time is reduced accordingly.

For Anchersen, a "decisive criterion" was that the e-buses could be integrated into the usual operating procedures - in other words, they could be on the road all day on one battery charge, without additional quick-charging breaks. "Since we charge our bus fleet exclusively at the depot, we need reliable buses with a long range," CEO Poul Anchersen is quoted as saying in the MAN release. "In our last tender, we invited bids from several eBus manufacturers. The decisive factors in our decision in favour of the MAN Lion's City E were, among other things, the capacity of the installed battery packs and the service offered on site, as well as the excellent experience that other transport companies have already had with the eBus."