Manage e-vehicles digitally: the intelligent MAN eManager for buses / coaches and vans
Series production of the MAN Lion’s City E is underway.
Digital tool on the RIO platform – can be ordered at
New solutions: MAN eManager S and M
Certain MAN eManager S services that are set to are available for the MAN eTGE
Simplifying Business: Digital services round off MAN’s holistic offering for switching to electromobility
The success story continues: after the start of production of the fully electric MAN Lion’s City 12 E last year, the articulated electric bus has also been rolling off the assembly line since April.
The knowledge gathered by MAN on how municipalities and transport companies should be supported in the transition to emission-free mobility are also being incorporated into a new offer for the MAN eManager, the digital command center for e-buses. MAN has long recognized that digitization (alongside emission-free mobility and automation) will be one of the key factors for the transformation of the transport industry, and has integrated it into its strategy. Digital solutions are already a reality in all areas of the commercial vehicle manufacturer.
The MAN eManager was initially tested in a field test as a solution for intelligent charging management. On the RIO platform – the cloud-based platform from TRATON – the remote service is now available in two new solutions: the MAN eManager S with basic functions and the MAN eManager M with extended product features, both of which will be ordered on
MAN eManager S.
The basic package contains elementary functions that facilitate fleet management with e-vehicles. Two important examples of this are the two options for charging the batteries: If you select “Charge immediately”, the vehicle starts charging as soon as it is connected to a charging station and charging current is available. With the “Time-controlled charging” option, the operator can set several timers at the same time so that the charging process is programmed for a specific departure time. Departure every Monday at
With the MAN eManager S, operators also have the option of thermally preconditioning the vehicle interior – both when charging the battery on site and when charging it later using the “Timed Charging” function. In both cases, just a click of the mouse ensures that the E-bus leaves the depot at a pleasant internal temperature. Preconditioning also has a positive effect on the remaining range, as less energy is required for air conditioning at the start of the journey.
If an error occurs during the charging process – for example if a charging cable is not connected correctly – the fleet manager sees this in the application so that he can intervene in good time. There are a total of six different charging states that provide detailed information about the current situation. The fleet manager can see immediately whether a vehicle is currently connected to the charging station, is being charged or is already fully charged and is ready for another journey.
With the MAN eManager basic package, the user can also keep an eye on other parameters such as the battery charge status in percent, the remaining range in kilometers, the charging mode, the vehicle status and the time of the last update. Everything in real time.
MAN eManager M
In addition to the basic functions, the MAN eManager M package offers other features. In the application, the operator can see even more information about the vehicle and battery, for example. The remaining battery capacity is displayed in kWh and the vehicle status options include the “Driving” option in addition to the “Ready to drive” and “Not ready” options.
In addition, the M package offers an important functionality for efficient fleet management: It enables the operator to analyze average values for consumption, recuperation and driving distance, which can be recorded and compared for a certain period of time for just one or more vehicles. Operators also benefit from a detailed overview of the daily charging and discharging processes for the battery, air conditioning, ambient temperature and energy consumption values, as these are saved in the history. In addition to the start times and the duration of the charging processes, operators can call up the remaining battery capacity in kilometers and kWh as well as the battery state of charge in percent for the start of the charging / discharging process. Finally, the MAN eManager M shows energy consumption and supply, minimum and average values of the charging and discharging current as well as parameters for battery voltage and temperature.
Regardless of whether you opt for the MAN eManager S or M, the motto for both is “Simplifying Business”. Both options make the entire charging process for e-vehicle fleets – and thus the daily work of a fleet manager – significantly easier, more efficient and more transparent thanks to detailed monitoring functions and flexible remote control. At the same time, the MAN eManager ensures that vehicle availability is maximized and that the battery charging process is always aligned with the timetable.
Some of the functions of the MAN eManager S for the electric version of the solo bus and articulated bus will also be available for the MAN eTGE in the future: the charge status, battery charge status and the remaining battery capacity (in km) of the e-Transporter can also be called up via the digital command center.