Lithuania: First Škoda 32 Tr Trolleybus for Vilniaus Commences Testing

Škoda Group has commenced the type tests and homologation process for the trolleybuses ordered for Vilniaus, Lithuania.

The first of 91 Škoda 32 Tr vehicles ordered by Vilniaus viešasis transports has commenced testing in Pilsen, Czech Republic. To ensure reliability, safety and high performance, it will undergo an extensive process of mandatory testing involving approximately 2,500 kilometres of driving.

The first trolleybus, Škoda 32 Tr for Vilniaus viešasis transportas, has entered the type tests and homologation process in Pilsen
The first new trolleybus for Vilniaus viešasis transportas has entered the type tests and homologation process in Pilsen
Radek Svoboda, Managing Director Škoda Electric at Škoda Group said:

“We have completed the assembly of the first trolleybus, which is now going through the type tests and homologation process. With an additional 12 trolleybuses currently in production and a production schedule aligned with our contractual obligations, we’re on track to fulfil our promise to enhance the public transport system in Vilnius.”

The new trolleybuses will be delivered to Vilniaus throughout 2024 and 2025 to renew the city’s fleet.

These modern vehicles will be fitted with advanced traction batteries, enabling autonomous driving for at least 20 kilometres.

Additionally, they will feature modern camera systems for enhanced traffic monitoring and a ‘Mirror Eye’ system in place of conventional exterior side mirrors to ensure passenger and pedestrian safety.

Ignas Degutis, Director of Vilnius Public Transport said:

“We have been working with Škoda Group for more than 60 years, during which time we have tested a number of public transport models. We are delighted that our paths have crossed again when the need to renew the trolleybus fleet arose and are confident that the new trolleybuses will ensure safe and fast journeys in the capital of Lithuania. The whole of Vilnius is eagerly awaiting the new trolleybuses, the first part of which will reach us this year and the second part in early 2025.”

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