MAN Lion’s City CNG - Ecology First
Production of buses on natural gas from MAN is aimed at protecting the environment, saving resources and reliability of passenger traffic.
Over the past few years, oil reserves on the planet are rapidly decreasing, which cannot be said about natural gas. The difference in the cost of these energy sources makes transport on natural gas more profitable and practical for consumers.
Variety of MAN products
Lion’s City CNG series buses are versatile and able to meet all the requirements set for passenger transport in and around the city. As an alternative to a gas drive, any model of MAN Lion’s City bus transport can be equipped, regardless of its size or capacity. MAN Lion’s City CNG bus, with an overall height of 3300m, is the lowest among all such units available on the commercial market.
The basic element in buses of the CNG series is the productive horizontal engine E2876 LUH, which operates on this natural fuel. It can be made in several versions that differ in power indicators (228 kW / 310 hp and 200 kW / 272 hp, respectively).
Onboard gas cylinder installation
Under the aerodynamic box on the roof of MAN Lion’s City CNG are compressed gas cylinders that hold natural gas with a working pressure of 200 bar.
In a modular gas installation can be placed up to ten gas cylinders. Due to this, the range of even an articulated bus can be 500 km.
Emissions of harmful substances engine MAN E2876 on natural gas
Limitations on permissible exhaust emission for commercial vehicles are becoming more stringent. Since the introduction of the emissions standards in 1992, the limit values for nitrogen oxides have been reduced by 97%, for soot particles by more than 98%. And even despite this, the MAN E2876 exhaust emissions indicators are significantly lower than the required limits according to Euro-6 standard.
Technique you can rely on: MAN systems for safe and efficient driving
At the crucial moment they come to the rescue. Is always. Security systems and driver assistance MAN work constantly. With them, you and your passengers will reach your destination safely and comfortably.
The following systems are available for MAN Lion’s City CNG.
- Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
- Electronic Brake System (EBS)
Technical features and environmental protection
MAN has many years of experience and firm know-how in the development of gas engines and buses with gas engines.
The result speaks for itself: modern natural gas engines have extremely low exhaust emissions. Thus, the emissions of harmful substances from the engine E2876 are significantly lower than even the hard limit values prescribed by the Euro-6 standard. Unlike diesel engines Euro-6, they do not require costly installation of exhaust gas neutralization systems and the use of additional maintenance materials. MAN-powered natural gas engines set new standards through the use of three-way exhaust gas catalytic converters without AdBlue®.
Profitability of MAN Lion’s City CNG buses
The higher cost of buses with a gas engine is offset by significantly lower operating costs. Low fuel costs with a 10-year lifespan and annual mileage of 60,000 km will provide 15% life-cycle cost savings (LCC).
In addition to increased environmental friendliness, by reducing the emission of exhaust gases, MAN city buses using natural gas are becoming an economically attractive alternative.
Comparison of diesel and gas engine costs
The cost of Lion’s City with a gas engine is only slightly higher than the cost of Lion’s City with a diesel engine (+ 18%).
Due to technological peculiarities, the maintenance costs of buses running on natural gas are slightly higher than the costs of buses with a diesel engine (+8%).
The cost of natural gas is significantly less than diesel fuel (-40%)
Savings in the case of Lion´s City on natural gas due to the significantly lower cost of fuel is approx. 15% of the costs within the life cycle, when compared with a similar series of diesel buses.