October 6, 2020. The Stadtwerke Dachau will rely on biogas for mobility in the future. Twelve new city buses of the type MAN Lion’s City G will be part of the fleet in future and will improve the ecological footprint of the German municipal utility.
“For the first time in the history of Stadtwerke, the new buses will form the core of a natural gas bus fleet,” explains Robert Haimert, Plant Manager of Stadtwerke Dachau. According to the company, these are to be operated with biomethane in the future. The buses are thus almost CO2-neutral and will each save around 39,000 tons of CO2 over a period of 12 years.
“As a direct neighbor, we are of course particularly pleased that the city of Dachau is relying on environmentally friendly CNG vehicles with EfficientHybrid technology from MAN when converting its city bus fleet, thereby making a significant contribution to reducing pollutant emissions,” said Christoph Huber, Chairman of MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH.
This bus model from MAN has another special feature: the EfficientHybrid system and its intelligent energy management save the buses in several ways. Not only are significantly fewer pollutants emitted, the noise emissions are also considerably lower. In addition, fuel consumption is also reduced. This is made possible by a robust and wear-free and maintenance-free electric motor that is installed in the drive train between the motor and the transmission. When coasting or braking, the crankshaft starter generator works as a generator (alternator) and vice versa as a starter.