VHH Orders 20 More MAN Lion’s City E for Hamburg
After 17 MAN Lion’s City 12 E vehicles plying in Hamburg, Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein has now ordered another 20 all-electric city buses from MAN Truck & Bus. Before long, the new solo and articulated buses will be taking locals and visitors to Hamburg from A to B in a safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly manner. the latest order will see the delivery of ten MAN Lion’s City 12 E and ten MAN Lion’s City 18 E buses. The solo and articulated buses are scheduled for delivery to VHH before the end of 2021.
Ten of the MAN Lion’s City 12 E buses that have already been delivered are out on the road for VHH in Norderstedt. The company has set up the first VHH depot for electric vehicles in the state of Schleswig-Holstein for this very purpose. The depot has a total of twelve charging points, which are used for charging the eBuses overnight with green electricity. Charged using an overnight charging system, the long-life batteries guarantee that the vehicles can be easily integrated into existing operations, a factor that was very important to VHH alongside reliability, safety, range and comfort. By expanding the depot, VHH has also created the conditions that will allow for further electrification in the coming years.
The other seven eBuses are used primarily for taking passengers from A to B on the VHH lines in the east of Hamburg in a safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly manner. The vehicles are operated out of the depot in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg.
The MAN electric bus with its “black, red and gold look,” which is currently doing the rounds in the city centre of Hamburg for VHH throughout the “Euros”, is getting a lot of attention. Passionate football fans are certainly not the “only” ones who are taking the opportunity to climb aboard the city bus that boasts the colours of the German national football team.