Posts Tagged: MAN Truck & Bus

Second-life batteries used to charge buses in German pilot

The Volkswagen Group has partnered with MAN Truck & Bus on a pilot project that uses second-life batteries as stationary storage to support the charging of electric buses. At the bus depot of local transit operator VHH in the Bergedorf quarter of Hamburg, 50 battery packs, which were previously installed in VW Passat GTE plug-in… Read more »

MAN to test electric semitrailer trucks with 9 Austrian companies

MAN Truck & Bus will be testing a prototype electric semitrailer tractor unit with 9 of Austria’s largest logistics companies, in partnership with the Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL). The test vehicles, which have gross weights of 12 to 26 tons, will be used in medium and heavy distribution transport beginning at the end of… Read more »

MAN selects ABB fast chargers for e-bus R&D facilities

Power and automation giant ABB is supplying fast chargers to MAN Truck & Bus for its new e-bus R&D program. Volkswagen subsidiary MAN, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of heavy commercial vehicles, has announced that it will begin pilots of e-buses in 2018, and begin serial production by 2019. The company is developing e-buses at… Read more »