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MAN Truck & Bus Middle East and Africa Wins Award for Best Product Technology for the CNG Lion's City Bus

MENA Congress Award received for 100% gas-powered technology at 3rd UITP Congress & Showcase 2012

Leading commercial vehicle producer MAN Truck & Bus Middle East and Africa took home the award for “Enabling Technologies” for its MAN Lion’s City CNG bus at the 3rd UITP MENA Congress Awards, held in Abu Dhabi as part of the 3rd UITP Congress & Showcase 2012.

Based on 100% CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) technology, Man Lion’s City CNG bus has been especially developed for use in hot countries. MAN was the only commercial vehicle manufacturer to receive an award in the “Enabling Technologies” category this year and was also presented with a special appreciation award.

Thomas Weinmann, Bus Senior Area Sales Manager said: “The MAN CNG Lion’s City bus represents an efficient transport strategy that delivers what the MENA market has shown a strong desire for – public transport solutions that are greener, cleaner and cost effective while offering a high degree of customer comfort. The CNG technology in MAN buses complies with Europe’s strictest security standards, the EGE-R110 guideline, using high quality materials where MAN cylinders and valves even resist fire and gunshots without any dysfunctions. Our technological innovations are always part of proactive, responsible and respectful measures towards our environment.”

MAN Lion’s City CNG bus has been operating in the UAE as part of a test phase since December 2011 and no dysfunctions were found. MAN Lion’s CNG City Bus runs on natural gas which burns very cleanly as compared to other fossil fuels, leading to low levels of harmful emissions. Specially developed for use in hot climates, MAN Lion’s City CNG bus is equipped with a high performance A/C unit and driven by a turbocharged six-cylinder engine powered by natural gas. The engine delivers 228 kW (310 hp) while its emissions are way below the limits set for EEV and for the EURO 6 norm, currently the most stringent emission standards.