Geaboc is the first to admit that 2022 was a difficult year for the Australian industry. With supply chain issues running rampant, the MAN Bus & Coach head says the company did its best in trying circumstances.
“With delays caused by the supply chain and delivery schedules being impacted, no one was immune from the effects,” Geaboc told ABC. “It was almost impossible to meet commitments to deliver buses on time, yet it was understandable.
“We’ve now been able to increase the number of units to deliver next year as well.”
Leading the charge for MAN’s resurgence is its electric Lion’s Chassis E LF that will drive MAN’s commitment to zero-emissions chassis in 2023. Having received positive feedback about the bus globally, Geaboc says the chassis is set to take Australia by storm.
Geaboc says MAN is aiming to have every second bus delivered in 2030 be an electric model. The release of this electric chassis goes a long way towards meeting the target.
“I had the opportunity to test the bus on a track in Munich after hearing the strong customer feedback,” Geaboc says. “I was impressed by how the bus performed.
“I believe it’s a chassis that we will be very proud of, and we hope the customer will also enjoy the high-quality product too.”