BVG Berlin Orders 50 Solaris Urbino 18 Electric Buses

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) has ordered 50 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses for operations in Berlin.

The articulated buses will be delivered in 2024 and 2025. The order can also be extended to include up to 650 additional vehicles over the next eight years.

The ordered Solaris Urbino 18 electric.bus model
The ordered Solaris Urbino 18 electric.bus model

These vehicles will join 140 battery-powered Solaris Urbino 12 and Urbino 18 buses that are already operated by BVG Berlin.

Christian Goll, Managing Director of Solaris Deutschland GmbH said:

“I am extremely happy and proud, that we were able to secure the order for such a highly prestigious contract. Solaris has already provided a significant amount of battery buses to the BVG, which are in daily service on the streets of Berlin, thus contributing to a more sustainable environment within the city.”

The Urbino 18 electric buses for BVG Berlin will be equipped with a 240 kW asynchronous motor and will be powered by energy from Solaris High Energy batteries. They will be capable of being recharged using both plug-in and pantograph systems.

The new units will also feature Solaris’ eSConnect software to increase operational efficiency and enhance vehicle servicing.

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