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									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


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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.


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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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