Press release MAN Truck & Bus AG OekoGlobe 2011: MAN Lion's City Hybrid bus Munich, 07/09/2011 honoured MAN Lion's City Hybrid named best bus in the category "Vehicle MAN Truck & Bus AG Communications innovations in public transport". Dachauer St. 667 D-80995 Munich Address enquiries to: The panel of judges for the international environmental prize "OekoGlobe 2011" Dr Detlef Hug awarded the MAN Lion's City Hybrid bus third prize in the category "Vehicle Tel. +49-89-1580-2001 Detlef.Hug@man.eu innovations in public transport". With its serial hybrid drive, the hybrid bus from MAN saves up to 30 percent on fuel and thus on CO 2 emissions. Spokesman for the judges, Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer, Director of the CAR Center www.mantruckandbus.com Automotive Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen, announced the winners in Karlsruhe on September 6, 2011. The panel of judges consists of representatives from the automobile industry and transport and environmental policymakers. The MAN Lion's City Hybrid is already in day-to-day operation for several German and European transport authorities. Its external design, particularly the dome under which the electrical energy storage system is located, distinguishes the hybrid bus at a glance as a vehicle that is orientated towards the future. The vehicle's design has already been recognised, having been honoured with the 2011 red dot award. Urban transport is the ideal sphere of operation for buses equipped with serial hybrid drive. These solo vehicles of up to 18 tonnes are driven at low average speeds, accelerating no end of times to between 40 and 50 km/h, only to slow down again shortly afterwards for a stop. When they decelerate, conventional buses transform their great kinetic energy to heat: the energy is thus lost. The innovative MAN Lion’s City Hybrid on the other hand recuperates its braking energy and transforms it into drive energy. With its automatic start-stop system, the hybrid bus is able to reduce its fuel consumption and emissions even further. After all, city buses spend 25 to 40 percent of their operating time standing at bus stops or red lights. 1922 characters (incl. spaces) Press release MAN Truck & Bus AG______________________________________________________________________________ 2 For more information: www.oekoglobe.de www.mantruckandbus.com/press The Transport Efficiency Program from MAN Truck & Bus The amount of transport and traffic on Europe's roads is rising. At the same time, the long-term dwindling of energy resources is making transport increasingly more expensive. As one of the world's leading manufacturers of buses and trucks, MAN Truck & Bus makes an important contribution to the continued improvement of transport efficiency. MAN offers a comprehensive efficiency program to reduce total cost of ownership. Transport efficiency, consolidated in the fields of technology, service, the driver and future expertise protects the environment and is added value for our customers. MAN Truck & Bus AG, headquartered in Munich, Germany, is the largest company of the MAN Group and a leading international supplier of efficient commercial vehicles and innovative transport solutions. In fiscal 2010 the enterprise, with around 31,000 employees, posted sales of more than 55,000 trucks and over 5,400 buses and bus chassis of the MAN and NEOPLAN brands worth 7.4 billion euros.
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