MAN wins technology award for CNG city bus
Abu Dhabi, April 4, 2012
MAN Truck & Bus Middle East and Africa, leading commercial vehicle producer, won the technology award for its MAN Lion’s City CNG bus at the third UITP Mena Congress Awards, held recently in Abu Dhabi.
Based on 100 per cent CNG (compressed natural gas) 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 at the event held as part of the 3rd UITP Congress & Showcase 2012.
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.
The 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. – TradeArabia News Service