MAN stands for efficient and safe transportation and energy solutions. Our approach to product responsibility is broad and comprehensive: we are continuously reducing fuel consumption and focusing on alternative drive systems such as gas or electric drive technology. When developing our products we take into account the entire life cycle, from raw materials extraction through end-of-life disposal.
Electricity – the climate-friendly drive technology
With zero pollutant emissions from fuel combustion and low noise, plus a better carbon footprint with the right electricity mix, electricity is set to be the drive technology of the future – at least around town and on shorter journeys. We are preparing for the volume production of purely electric city buses and trucks. This is MAN’s way of forging ahead with efforts to promote electric mobility in commercial vehicles. Our economically robust electric mobility solutions are being developed in close collaboration with cities and logistics partners.
MAN’s solo and articulated buses will also be available with battery-electric drive systems: to begin with, a demonstration fleet will be tested under everyday conditions at several public transportation companies. Our close collaboration with public transportation companies as part of our cooperation projects has revealed a desired range of up to 200 km a day under realistic operating conditions.
A research project initiated by DB Schenker, MAN Truck & Bus, and the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences puts networked trucks into practical operation in everyday logistics for the first time. DB Schenker tested these vehicles as part of its regular logistics operations and using professional drivers on the digital test site, a section of the A9 highway between Munich and Nuremberg, for several months starting in June 2018.