MAN Lion City E electric bus becomes the official bus for FC Bayern Munich

MAN Lion City E electric bus 3 - MAN Lion City E electric bus becomes the official bus for FC Bayern Munich

Truck & as a leading manufacturer of trucks and buses from Germany announced that it has extended its cooperation contract with one of the giant German football clubs, FC Bayern Munich until 2024.

In the agreement, FC Bayern Munich will contribute to the CO2 decarbonization mission by using the MAN Lion City E as its transportation fleet to the airport.

Marketing Director of FC Bayern Munich, Andy Jung, said that together with MAN, FC Bayern Munich is now standing on a responsible approach to the environment and clean mobility.

“With , we have partners on our side who make a significant contribution in solving sustainable solutions appropriately which now gives us eBus (electric buses) as our fleet,” he explained in his statement, Monday (25/7/2022) .

“In this context, the excitement now is naturally immense as we have extended our long-term partnership with MAN for another two years and thus been able to realize many more sustainable projects together,” he added.

According to Andy, the wide comfort level and complete multimedia equipment make the team’s electric bus a comfortable place and an important resting place for the players.

“The Lion’s is very efficient on the road thanks to innovative . However, of course it would be great if the team bus trip could also be carried out without emissions like our trip to the airport by electric city bus,” said Andy Jung.

In mid-July, FC Bayern Munich athletes such as Sadio Mane et al along with their coaches and staff also took a test trip to the airport on the MAN Lion City E electric bus. “Wow, this is very calm!, I can definitely get used to this and of course more fun and sustainable. It’s perfect,” they said.

Meanwhile, Marc Langendorf as Head of Communications & Government Affairs Division of MAN Truck & Bus said that later, FC Bayern Munich will not only be able to set a team championship record but can arrive at home and away matches efficiently with MAN Lion City E in the upcoming football season starting on August 5, 2022.

“We have been partners of FC Bayern since 2008 and have been able to realize great projects together in various fields. We are now continuing this successful partnership so that the FC Bayern team will continue to travel to away matches with the MAN bus in the future,” said Marc .

Meanwhile, in urban transportation, MAN Truck & Bus is claimed to be in a very good position in terms of sustainability. By 2025, half of MAN’s new city buses will use alternative power, and by 2030, 90 percent of city buses will run on electric .

“Feedback about our eBus is very good, and seeing the increase in the number of orders also clearly shows that we can reach this number,” said Rudi Kuchta as Head of Bus Business Unit at MAN Truck & Bus.

“But the aim is definitely also to start electrification of buses as soon as possible, subject to further market developments. Plus the FC Bayern Munich team should be able to go from stadium to stadium sustainably and comfortably within sufficient distances,” he added.

The MAN Lion City E Electric Bus is equipped with a with a capacity of 480 kWh which is capable of producing 160 kW of power and 2,100 Nm of . With this power and torque, this 12-meter electric bus can cover a distance of up to 350 km.

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