MAN’s new gas-powered Lion’s City G has been awarded an innovation prize by the German gas industry backed by federal minister of education and research Anja Karliczek.
The gas version of the new MAN city bus generation, which was premiered at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicle trade show in Hanover, features the new E18 engine series. Compared to its predecessor, the gas engine offers higher torque with lower displacement, making it more powerful and more compact, according to MAN.
“In order to be able to offer our customers state-of-the-art technology in the future, we have applied our 75 years of expertise in gas drives to the development of a new engine,” says Rudi Kuchta, head of product & sales bus at MAN Truck & Bus. “MAN has been the market and technology leader in natural gas buses in Europe for many years. I am therefore particularly pleased that it has been able to convince the jury tasked with choosing the winner of the German gas industry’s Innovation Prize with its outstanding economic efficiency and extremely low exhaust emissions.”