KUALA LUMPUR: MAN Truck & Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MAN Malaysia) says it plans to introduce a low-emission Euro V engine as an option in 2023 to help bus operators reduce their carbon footprint.
In addition, it is hoping to start taking orders for the MAN electric bus chassis (e-chassis) by next year.
The introduction of Euro V engines and e-chassis would differentiate MAN Bus offerings, said MAN Malaysia managing director Andrew O’Brooks at an annual gathering for key players from the bus industry at its Serendah CKD assembly plant in Selangor.
Order-taking for the MAN e-chassis is dependent on the development of the EV-charging infrastructure, he added.
MAN is the first truck maker in Malaysia to offer Euro V engines as standard across its entire range. It said it is leading the drive towards carbon neutral status for Malaysia by 2050.
O’Brooks expressed confidence that bus operators in Malaysia would have the foresight to join the sustainability journey like many of their counterparts in the transport and logistics sector that did not hesitate to add the New MAN Truck Generation with Euro V engines as standard to their fleet.
O’Brooks with MAN customers.