Following on from its recent order for up to 260 Ebusco electric buses, Deutsche Bahn (DB) has awarded a contract for up to 940 buses to MAN as part of the ongoing modernisation of its bus fleet. The city and intercity buses will be delivered over the next four years, with the first vehicles expected to be delivered in 2023, and deliveries lasting until 2026.
The Lion’s City buses will be supplied in in all length variants as well as Lion’s Intercity LE interurban buses, and will use a range of drive variants with diesel, CNG and MAN EfficientHybrid versions supplied.
“The award of the framework agreement by Deutsche Bahn for such an exorbitant number of MAN buses confirms that our city and intercity buses as well as our services are convincing in practice,” said Christoph Huber, Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH.
Head of Sales Frank Krämer added: “We are extremely pleased that our long-standing partnership with Deutsche Bahn can now be continued. It is particularly pleasing that our recently introduced new MAN Lion’s Intercity LE intercity bus has already been so well received on the market after just a few months and scored points directly in the DB tender.”