Commercial vehicle producer MAN Truck & Bus Middle East and Africa has taken home the award for “Enabling Technologies” for its MAN Lion’s City CNG bus at the 3rd UITP MENA Congress Awards, held in Abu Dhabi as part of the 3rd UITP Congress & Showcase 2012. Based on 100% compressed natural gas (CNG) technology, Man Lion’s City CNG bus has been especially developed for use in hot countries.
MAN was the only commercial vehicle manufacturer to receive an award in the “Enabling Technologies” category this year and was also presented with a special appreciation award.
Thomas Weinmann, Bus Senior Area Sales Manager said: “The MAN CNG Lion’s City bus represents a transport strategy that delivers what the MENA market has shown a strong desire for – public transport solutions that are greener, cleaner and cost effective while offering a high degree of customer comfort. The bus is fully compliant with Europe’s strictest security standards. Our technological innovations are always part of proactive, responsible and respectful measures towards our environment.”
MAN Lion’s City CNG bus, has been operating in the UAE as part of a test phase since December 2011 and MAN looks forward to positive results in the months ahead. MAN Lion’s CNG City Bus runs on natural gas which burns very cleanly as compared to other fossil fuels, leading to low levels of harmful emissions. Specially developed for use in hot climates, MAN Lion’s City CNG bus is equipped with a high performance A/C unit and driven by a turbocharged six-cylinder engine powered by natural gas. The engine delivers 228 kW (310 hp) while its emissions are way below the limits set for EEV and for the EURO 6 norm, currently the most stringent emission standards.
(This article compiled using information from a MAN Truck and Bus press release)