MAN takes another step in their sustainability strategy by partnering with Green Energy

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MAN expands sustainability efforts with Green Energy partnership, focusing on solar energy savings

Denmark, 20 June 2024: MAN is taking the next step in its journey towards sustainability by establishing a partnership with Green Energy. After making significant achievements with electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles, MAN is now also focusing on solar energy in the transport industry to open up the next phase of sustainability.

The transport industry plays a key role in reducing CO2 emissions worldwide, as it alone is responsible for around 8 giga ton of CO2 each year. As an industry leader, MAN does not want to be part of the problem, rather part of the solution that shapes the transition to emission-free transport.

To achieve this, they focus on potential savings throughout the entire value chain and product lifecycle. Green Energy is a key partner in this endeavour with solar solutions designed specifically for transportation. These solutions combine solar panels and a charge controller with an IoT system, delivering significant fuel savings, reduced CO2 emissions, extended range for electric vehicles, increased comfort and reduced generator and battery wear. The IoT system also enables comprehensive monitoring and reporting of driving consumption, solar energy efficiency, fuel consumption and CO2 savings, which customers can use in their work towards meeting their Scope emissions targets or fulfil their sustainability commitments.

“As a leading bus company, we are always looking for new trends, and integrating solar solutions on our vehicles is exciting,” explains Christoph Matousek, Launch Manager at MAN Bus. “We are happy to have Green Energy as a partner because they bring many advantages to us. Looking ahead, extending the range of our vehicles is paramount, so we prioritise technologies that support this goal. Solar solutions are a key component in achieving this goal, as their ability to save energy, reduce fuel consumption and minimise our carbon footprint has been confirmed by our data analysis. Christoph Matousek adds, ‘The savings we have already achieved are incredible.”

“At MAN, sustainability is at the top of our agenda. We are dedicated to providing our customers throughout the entire MAN ecosystem with lasting solutions. From production to vehicles’ operation within our customers’ fleets, we meticulously consider every aspect,” emphasises Heinz Kiess, VP and Head of Product Marketing at MAN Bus. “We are excited about the potential of integrating solar panels onto our vehicles’ roofs. By welcoming Green Energy as a partner, we are optimistic about the benefits it can bring. The solar panels offer significant opportunities to directly reduce our fuel consumption, leading to significant CO2 emission reductions.”

‘We are very excited to announce our partnership with MAN as it is a crucial step towards bringing our vision to life. Working with a partner like MAN opens exciting opportunities for us to expand our solar solutions in the transport industry. Furthermore, this collaboration marks a remarkable milestone for our company and emphasises our unwavering commitment to reduce the use of fossil fuels and promote green mobility by utilising renewable energy,” says Martin Thaysen, CEO of Green Energy, about the partnership with MAN.

About MAN

MAN is a global leader in commercial vehicles, renowned for its commitment to quality, reliability, and sustainability. With a history spanning over a century, MAN continuously innovates to deliver efficient and environmentally friendly transportation solutions. From electric vehicles to hydrogen-powered ones, MAN remains dedicated to shaping the future of transportation through cutting-edge technology and sustainable practices.

About Green Energy

Green Energy is a green tech company that offers a solar solution tailored to life on the road with the aim of reducing dependence on fossil fuels and promoting the transition to renewable energy. This solar solution includes the latest CIGS solar panels and a Charge Controller with an IoT solution that not only ensures significant fuel savings and reduced CO2 emissions, but also increases comfort, efficiency and reduces wear and tear on both the generator and battery. It also enables monitoring and reporting of productivity, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions via an app.

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For further information, please contact: 

 Heinz Kiess, VP and Head of Product Marketing, MAN Bus, heinz.kiess@man.eu

 Martin Thaysen, CEO, Green Energy, martin.thaysen@ge-scan.com 

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