MAN will make investments €27.four million in EV bus manufacturing in Poland
MAN introduced that the Lion’s Metropolis E electrical buses, unveiled on the 2018 IAA, shall be produced in Starachowice, Poland from 2020.
The German producer first wants to speculate some €27.four million within the facility, which to this point was engaged within the manufacturing of typical buses – 1,724 in 2017).
Completion of the work is deliberate for the top of 2021.
MAN develops electrical buses in numerous sizes, together with 12-meter and 18-meter articulated buses.
“The subsequent part of the plant location’s modernisation and preparation for electrical transport is already underway at MAN’s plant within the Polish city of Starachowice. The working firm, MAN Bus Sp. z o.o. Starachowice, acquired approval in August 2018 to increase its actions to incorporate manufacturing full electrical buses inside the “Starachowice” Particular Financial Zone. The capital expenditure associated to accommodating electric-powered bus manufacturing is estimated at near 118 million Polish złoty (round €27.four million). Completion of the works is deliberate for the top of 2021.
That is one other vital stage within the improvement of the meeting plant, which acts as a centre of excellence for MAN within the manufacturing of low-floor metropolis buses. 1,724 buses have rolled off the manufacturing line prior to now yr alone. The enlargement of the Starachowice plant lays the inspiration for MAN to department out into zero-emissions automobiles within the close to future – whereas sustaining the identical prime quality as ever. Earlier than mass manufacturing begins in 2020, the challenge will must be rigorously ready, with a security idea devised and the electrical automobiles optimised when it comes to effectivity and ergonomics.”