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MAN: city bus with ICE and H2 (1996)

 

Presentation

April 12, 1996

Manufacturer

MAN Nutzfahrzeuge

Technology provider

Partner

MAN Nutzfahrzeuge

Vehicle

MAN SL 202 city bus

Status

Demonstration

Passenger capacity

92

Size, weight

Length 11.5 m Total weight empty 11.5 t, maxi. weight 17.5 t

Propulsion concept

12 liter 6-cylinder internal combustion engine ICE (MAN E 2866 D UH), bivalent with gasoline, output is 170 kW with gasoline and 140 kW with LH2 

Fuel

Liquid hydrogen

Storage

3 elliptical formed vakuum-superisolated tanks from stain less steel, with 200l geometrical volumne per tank, effective volumne 190 l per unit, evapuration lost 6% per day (approx. 34l LH2)

Range, consumption

250 km (LH2) , 450 km (gasoline) 

Top speed, acceleration

89 km/h

Approval

Yes

Operation

Regular public passenger service in the Erlangen (10 months) and Munich (2x8 months) between 04.96 and 07.98 (project successfully finished 12.98). The total reached driving result of about 40,000 km is the best result a ICE hydrogen bus ever has reached

Goals

Costs, prices

Project costs are DM 3.1 million

Funding

Bavarian Ministry for State Planning and Environmental Affairs (slightly more than the half the cost, European Union EQHHPP project

Source, link

Comments

There is an acceptance study to this bus, project monitoring was carried out by LBST; this is the third bus demonstration bus within EQHHPP. A hydrogen bus also powered by a MAN engine was unveiled earlier in Belgium (´94) and a hythane-fueled bus is now operating in Montreal (´95)

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