Preparations for fully electric vehicle manufacturing are moving to the next level at the MAN city bus plant in Starachowice, Poland.
The operating company, MAN Bus Sp. z o.o. Starachowice, received approval in August 2018 to expand its activities to include manufacturing complete electric buses within the Starachowice Special Economic Zone. The capital expenditure related to accommodating electric-powered bus production is estimated at close to 118 million Polish złoty (around €27.4 million). Completion of the works is planned for the end of 2021.
This is another important stage in the development of the assembly plant, which acts as a center of excellence for MAN in the production of low-floor city buses. 1,724 buses have rolled off the production line in the past year alone. The expansion of the Starachowice plant lays the foundation for MAN to branch out into zero-emissions vehicles in the near future, with series production scheduled to begin in 2020.