Smooth Handling

Tue, 6 March 2012 - 15:35 | visits : 5429

"Regionalverkehr" magazine features a report on the MAN Lion's City Hybrid. In contrast to buses with wheel hub motors, the Lion's City Hybrid uses a system that transmits the powertrain energy to a common low-floor portal axle. The two electric powertrain motors each have a power output of 75 kW and generate maximum torque of up to 3,000 Nm, which is transmitted to the rear axle by a continuously variable power-split transmission. This enables the bus to accelerate from zero to the desired travel speed without any interruptions in torque flow. The latest model in MAN's Lion's City line-up is already in service in several German regions. Feedback from operators has been predominantly positive.