On the way to a cleaner future
From vision to reality: at the Challenge Bibendum 2011 in Berlin MAN Truck & Bus is presenting research, development and series vehicles that contribute to sustainable mobility today and in the future.
At the Challenge, MAN Truck & Bus will be focussing on trucks and buses with efficient diesel, natural-gas and hybrid drives, which promise a significant reduction in CO2 emission, are particularly low in pollutants and contribute to the protection of natural resources.
- MAN Lion´s City Hybrid
The MAN Lion’s City Hybrid is one of the technological highlights in the segment for innovative city buses, bringing greater ecological balance and economy to urban mobility: with its serial hybrid drive, the low-floor bus saves up to 30 percent on diesel and reduces CO2 emission correspondingly.
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- TGL Hybrid
In its TGL Hybrid research vehicle MAN relies on parallel hybrid technology, precisely because this promises a higher degree of efficiency in distribution transport, where larger proportions of the routes are driven at constant speeds. MAN's current calculation shows savings in consumption of up to 15 percent.
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- TGX EfficientLine
In its TGX EfficientLine, MAN launched a vehicle on the market at the IAA 2010 whose specifically developed drive technology and a scope of equipment rigorously designed to save fuel demonstrate that today's long-haul transport has the potential to save up to three litres of diesel per hundred kilometres.
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Challenge Bibendum (CB) was first organized by the famous tyre manufacturer Michelin in 1998. The event has now established itself as a worldwide forum that focuses on mastering the challenges of the multi-faceted transportation branch. This event focuses both on the advances in the automotive branch as well as on the common commitment of science and industry for better mobility in the future.
MAN Challenge Bibendum Blog
This blog provides unique insights into this exciting event. Our author Thomas Gigold will be blogging on all topics in connection with the Challenge Bibendum. There are many of these: from technical background information to presentations and test drives all the way to the introduction of innovative vehicles, technologies of the future and alternative drives.
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Underway on the trade fair grounds with the CNG bus
As a Challenge Bibendum visitor, you can convince yourself about alternative transportation solutions on location: MAN Truck & Bus's CNG shuttle bus will transport you to various fair events safely and with low emissions. A characteristic of natural gas is that it burns very cleanly by comparison with other fossil fuels, so that gas-powered engines emit low levels of air pollutants. CNG engines significantly undercut the currently most stringent EEV emission standard and have the lowest exhaust gas values, in particular for nitric oxides (NOx) and particles.
More information on natural gas drive