Electrifying the future – the new MAN Lion's City E

E-mobility in action: the MAN Lion’s City E

Sustainable mobility – redefined

As the inventor of the diesel engine, MAN has been providing inspiration for the transport world of tomorrow for over 75 years. In keeping with this tradition, MAN is now also setting new standards in the eMobility sector, with the forward-looking MAN Lion's City E. The electric design makes it clear from the first glimpse: here comes the future of local public transport – quiet, efficient and, with one drive, 100% free from pollutant emissions. Discover the all-electric answer to the urgent questions surrounding a better quality of life in the cities.

Innovative technology for people and nature

It's good when visionary ideas can be based on a solid foundation. The MAN Lion's City E uses the same reliable vehicle platform as the diesel and gas-fuelled bus versions. But everything else is new. From a powerful central engine to future-proof cell technology and sophisticated depot charging, with this bus you will experience a sustainable drive concept full of innovations for a clean environment. Come on in.

Battery capacity of the MAN Lion’s City E

High battery capacity

Installed energy content of 480 kWh (Solobus) or 640 kWh (articulated bus) ensures a reliable operating range for the entire lifespan of the battery.

Reliable battery technology

Tried and tested battery technology

The lithium-ion battery is reliable – even in extreme temperatures and at peak performance.

Short charging time

High charging capacity

With a capacity of up to 150 kW, your vehicle’s batteries can be charged in just a few hours, using a standard CCS plug.

MAN battery technology: clean performance for maximum everyday use

With a total battery capacity of 480 kWh (Solobus) or 640 kWh (articulated bus), the MAN Lion’s City E is extremely powerful. Thanks to our future-oriented lithium-ion battery technology (NMC) and our ReliableRange user strategy, our fully-electric city bus ensures a reliable operating range for the entire lifespan of the battery.

The modular battery system of the MAN Lion’s City is made up of six or eight battery modules – each with 30 cellular modules – and is fully installed in the roof. Placing the battery module away from the crash area increases the safety of the driver and passengers, and makes vehicle maintenance much easier. Because the battery modules are located in the roof, you are also able to benefit from an increase in seating capacity by four seats, and a sense of added spaciousness.

Our smart depot charging concept allows you to optimally use the service life of your vehicle. Fully charge the batteries of your MAN Lion’s City E in under three hours (Solobus) or four hours (articulated bus). Another advantage: Easy integration into existing operations eliminates the need for setting up charging infrastructure along the route. This saves time and money, and increases the versatility of your electric bus.

Electric central motor

Electric central motor and optimal chassis design: Performance that drives

In the new MAN Lion’s City E, efficiency and zero emissions are top priorities. The drive of our city bus is based on electric central motors, which are easily accessible and therefore very easy to maintain. In the Solobus, there is a motor on the rear axle. In the articulated bus, there is a central motor on both the second and third axles. With a continuous output of 160 kW, a maximum output of up to 270 kW and a maximum torque of 2100 Nm, the electric motor gives a clean performance that will impress both drivers and passengers. The optimised chassis design also ensures excellent driving dynamics, meaning that our electric buses drive as comfortably and quietly as all vehicles in the MAN Lion’s City fleet.

Energy-efficient, comfortable climate in the passenger area

In the MAN Lion’s City E, we rely on a sophisticated and integrated concept for air conditioning and heating in the passenger area. The electric roof air conditioning warms and cools by means of heat pumps. Electric heating elements also ensure that the interior of the vehicle is kept warm. Passengers and drivers feel the benefit of these energy-efficient heating and air conditioning methods. In winter, the interior of the vehicle is blissfully cosy, and in summer it is pleasantly cool.

You can pre-set the desired temperature in the interior of the vehicle during charging. This reduces energy consumption during heating and cooling when travelling, and thus ensures the maximum operating range.

Technical data

  MAN Lion’s City 12 E MAN Lion’s City 18 E
Drive/engine Electric motor with 160 kW continuous output or 270 kW maximum power Two powered axles and two electric central motors with 320 kW continuous output or 540 kW maximum power
Heating/air conditioning Automatically controlled year-round concept with electric roof air conditioning by means of heat pumps and electric heating elements (30 kW heating power). Auxiliary heater with alternative fuel (e.g. FAME fuel, HVO). Automatically controlled year-round concept with electric roof air conditioning by means of heat pumps and electric heating elements (30 kW heating power). Auxiliary heater with alternative fuel (e.g. FAME fuel, HVO).
Passenger capacity Max. 88, with 25 seats Max. 120, with 43 seats
Charging system Plug-in charging (CCS) Plug-in charging (CCS)
Charging capacity Up to 150 kW (DC) Up to 150 kW (DC)
Charging time < 3 h < 4 h
Range 200 km, reliably
270 km, under favourable operating conditions 1)
200 km, reliably
270 km, under favourable operating conditions 1)
Battery Six modular lithium-ion battery modules; battery modules – each with 30 cellular modules – installed in the roof; ReliableRange user strategy Eight modular lithium-ion battery modules; battery modules – each with 30 cellular modules – installed in the roof; ReliableRange user strategy
Battery capacity 480 kWh 640 kWh
  1. Low demands on usage at average speeds and with ordinary loading, topography and air conditioning.
E-mobility for a zero-emission city

0% emissions = 100% environmentally friendly

Avoiding the use of fossil fuels in the drive technology protects both resources and the environment. The all-electric MAN Lion's City E not only impresses thanks to its visionary drive, which is entirely without pollutant emissions, it also generates virtually no noise. This means the cities' inhabitants are not only free to breathe more easily, but also to listen attentively.


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