Electric Lion’s City buses for Copenhagen

Copenhagen operator Anchersen is taking 25 MAN Lion’s City 12 E buses at the end of 2021. 

The 25 city buses will serve the 7A bus route through Copenhagen City Centre, which is used by more than 4.3 million passengers each year. 

“For us, the role of electric vehicles in bus transport will be a top priority in the future,” says Poul Anchersen, CEO and owner of Anchersen. “To make urban transport as sustainable as possible, our new city buses are charged exclusively using green electricity. This means that they are completely emission-free in day-to-day service as well as being extremely quiet on the road.” 

The buses offer capacity for up to 76 passengers and feature extended seat pitch and padded seats. 

“Providing sufficient space is currently becoming much more important in the age of the coronavirus pandemic,” says MAN’s Rudi Kuchta. 

“Riders on our buses have the opportunity to keep a better distance from their fellow passengers in the Lion’s City E, primarily due to the optimised seating area in the rear, which was made possible due to the lack of any engine housing in the passenger compartment.”

The batteries are depot-charged via a CCS connector. At an average charging power of 100 kW, the MAN Lion’s City 12 E is fully charged in less than three hours, and can be charged faster at the maximum charging power of 150kW.