Mobilis, Poland’s largest bus company, recently put 61 Man Lion’s City Hybrid buses into service on the roads of Warsaw.

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Consumption lowered by 30 per cent

Man Lion’s City hybrid bus cuts fuel consumption by as much as 30 percent, is underlined in a press release by Man Truck & Bus, thus saving as much as 10,000 litres of diesel per year on average. The vehicle’s CO2 emissions are also significantly lower than comparable city buses. The 61 Man Lion’s City Hybrid buses are powered by a 250 hp Euro VI diesel engine combined with a high-performance electric motor. The electric motor is provided with additional power by recuperating the vehicle’s braking energy, which is stored in ultracaps. “This recuperated and stored energy is used to enable a zero-emission, low-noise approach to bus stops for example. The system therefore greatly reduces noise pollution for local residents,” explains Christian Fischer, head of Bus Sales Management at Man Truck & Bus.

Low entry means comfort, on Man hybrid buses

Speaking of comfort, the low entry ensures that passengers can enter and exit the bus with ease. There is also a manual ramp on one of the three inward-swinging doors to speed up passenger flows as and when necessary. The led lighting on the doors additionally ensures safe entry and exit at night. The 12 metre long two-axled buses also feature assistance systems such as the Electronic Brake System (Ebs) incorporating Abs/traction control functionality, an emergency braking signal, an electronic brake pad wear indicator, and a fire extinguisher system in the engine compartment. Additional safety is provided by a video surveillance system in the passenger area. The driver is protected against intruders by a full-screen cab door.

25 years of collaboration between Mobilis and Man

“We have been working successfully with Mobilis for 25 years now. The fact that Mobilis, as Poland’s largest bus company, chooses to rely on Man clearly demonstrates that it is convinced of the reliability of our buses and backup services in the running of its public transport operations,” Fischer concludes. Man Truck & Bus also handles the maintenance and servicing of the vehicles.


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