by Tiana May
13 Oct 2022
Solaris Bus & Coach is presenting two electric vehicles equipped with its latest battery technology at the 16th International Fair of Public Transport – Transexpo.
The event is being held from 12–14 October in Kielce, Poland.
As part of the manufacturer’s display, Solaris is presenting its Urbino 12 and articulated Urbino 18.75 electric models, both of which feature new-generation batteries with a higher capacity.
By investing in these battery improvements and optimising the charging systems of its vehicles, Solaris says it is hoping to target the needs of public transport operators and support them in transitioning to zero-exhaust-emission operations.
Solaris’s 12-metre electric bus is already well-established across Europe.
The latest version now features new-generation, high-capacity batteries of over 520kWh that provide a driving range of around 300 kilometres in diverse conditions.
The energy storage systems can be charged using one of the two plug-in sockets, one above the wheel arch and another at the front of the vehicle. The bus also features an electric axle with two integrated electric motors of 125kW each.
Solaris is also presenting an articulated electric bus that has been extended to 18.75 metres to provide additional capacity with an optimal driving range.
Alike to the Urbino 12, this vehicle is equipped with high-capacity batteries of over 520kWh and has a 240kW central traction motor that ensures smooth acceleration and silent operation.
The model presented at Transexpo has been designed to operate in severe weather conditions and is equipped with a special Scandinavian thermal insulation package that includes additional insulation in the side walls and roof, as well as around the wheel arches. The model also features double-glazed side windows and heating mats installed in the floor.
The Urbino 18.75 electric bus is one of 183 similar units ordered by Unibuss AS from Oslo. This Solaris’s largest order to date for articulated electric buses.
Solaris Bus & Coach is set to deliver 10 new electric buses to the City of Gniezno, following a recent agreement between the two parties.
Solaris Bus & Coach has signed a contract to deliver 20 Urbino 12 hydrogen buses to Wałbrzych, Poland.
DPP, Škoda and Solaris have presented the double-articulated trolleybus that will operate to Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG).
German carrier, SWK Mobil Krefeld, has ordered ten emission-free Urbino 12 hydrogen buses from Solaris Bus & Coach.
Sicilian carrier, AMTS Catania, has ordered 42 Urbino electric buses from Solaris as part of a 2022 Consip tender.
Swedish public transport operator, Nobina Stockholm, has ordered 55 new Urbino 15 LE electric buses from Solaris.
At Busworld, Solaris has launched the latest model of its Urbino 18 electric articulated bus, featuring new driveline architecture.
Solaris has been selected to supply an additional 9 Urbino 12 electric buses to Miejski Zakład Komunikacyjny (MZK) in Opole, Poland.
The Solaris Trollino 12 trolleybus has completed a series of test drives in Vancouver, Canada, advancing Solaris' launch into North America.
Solaris has been awarded a contract to supply 90 hydrogen buses to Azienda Veneziana della Mobilita (AVM) in Venice, Italy.
Bologna's municipal public transport operator, TPER has ordered 130 hydrogen buses from Solaris for use in Bologna and Ferrara, Italy.
Gmina Miejska in Głogów, Poland has ordered its first five electric buses and the related charging infrastructure from Solaris.
Regionalverkehr Köln (RKV) has placed its third order for Solaris to deliver hydrogen buses to Cologne, Germany.
In Latvia, Solaris has delivered two Urbino 12 electric buses to SIA "VTU" and an Urbino 8.9 LE to Valsts Asinsdonoru Centrs.
Ballard Power Systems has received multiple purchase orders from Solaris Bus & Coach to provide a total of 96 hydrogen fuel cell engines.
Solaris will display two zero-emission buses at Busworld 2023; the Urbino 18 electric bus and the articulated hydrogen bus.
Solaris has delivered 10 Urbino 12 hydrogen buses to two customers in the Munich and Ebersberg regions in Upper Bavaria, Germany.
Solaris has published its latest Sustainability Report, presenting the outcomes of its endeavours pursued in 2022.
Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft AG (DVG) has ordered 25 Urbino hydrogen buses from Solaris to operate in Duisburg, Germany.
The Municipality of Legnica, Poland has selected Solaris to supply the city's first six electric buses and their charging infrastructure.
Solaris has signed a contract to deliver 56 articulated electric buses for transport operator, AarBus in Aarhus, Denmark.
Solaris has delivered 10 Urbino 12 electric buses, along with the charging infrastructure, to JGSP Novi Sad in Serbia.
Frankfurt's public transport company, In-der-City-Bus (ICB) has placed an order for 10 hydrogen-powered Urbino buses from Solaris.
Rebus Regionalbus Rostock has ordered 52 Solaris Urbino 12 and Urbino 18 hydrogen buses for use in Güstrow, Germany.
Solaris Bus & Coach and municipal carrier PKM have signed a contract for the purchase of 17 articulated buses with a mild hybrid drive.
Solaris has been contracted to supply 12 electric buses and their charging infrastructure to the town of Opoczno, Poland.
The city of Rzeszów, Poland has ordered an additional six Urbino 9 LE Solaris electric buses and their charging infrastructure.
Hamburger Hochbahn has ordered 5 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses to operate in Hamburg from the second quarter of 2024.
Solaris has been awarded a contract to deliver 100 Urbino 12 hybrid buses to Cagliari, capital of Sardinia.
Stadtwerke Aschaffenburg Verkehrs has ordered 12 hydrogen buses from Solaris to operate in Aschaffenburg, Germany.
Solaris has signed a contract with the Romanian Municipality of Bucharest for the supply of 100 Solaris trolleybuses for Romania's capital.
CAF Group company, Solaris Bus & Coach, has been selected to supply hybrid, electric and CNG buses to four cities in Spain.
Solaris Bus & Coach has signed a contract with Latvian operator, Rīgas Satiksme to deliver 35 Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses to Riga.
The city of Łódź has contracted Solaris to supply eight Urbino 18 articulated electric buses and the corresponding charging infrastructure.
Solaris has received orders from AVM Venezia and ACTV SPA Venezia to deliver four Urbino 12 hydrogen buses to Venice, Italy.
Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne (MPK) has contracted Solaris to supply 18 articulated Urbino 18 electric buses in Kraków, Poland.
Poland: Solaris Bus & Coach has received an order for 25 Urbino 12 hydrogen buses from public transport operator MPK Poznań.
Solaris has announced that it will supply eight electric buses to public transport operator MZK in Opole, Poland.
Solaris has been contracted by Zarząd Transportu Miejskiego (ZTM) to supply an Urbino 12 hydrogen bus in Lublin, Poland.
Solaris has signed a contract with Hermes for the delivery of 10 Trollino 18 trolleybuses in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Solaris is presenting its Urbino 18 hydrogen bus at InnoTrans 2022, marking the first time the model has been on display to the public.
Solaris Bus & Coach has unveiled its Urbino 18 articulated hydrogen bus, which can travel approximately 350 kilometres on a single refill.
14 zero-emission buses will be on display at InnoTrans 2022, including the latest models from Solaris, Ebusco and Škoda.
Solaris will unveil its articulated hydrogen-powered Urbino 18 bus at a world première at noon on 14 September 2022.
Solaris Bus & Coach has signed a contract for its 2000th electric bus, demonstrating the growing demand for electric mobility in Europe.
Dopravný podnik Bratislava has announced it will become the first operator in Slovakia to deploy a fleet of hydrogen public transport buses.
EMT Fuenlabrada has contracted Solaris Bus & Coach to supply four Urbino 12 electric buses and the relevant charging infrastructure.
MPK Kraków has contracted Solaris Bus & Coach to deliver 7 articulated and 13 12-metre electric buses in 2023.
Solaris Bus & Coach has delivered Poland's first hydrogen public transport bus to MZK to operate in Konin on a 4-year lease.
German bus operator Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK) has contracted Solaris Bus & Coach to supply 20 Urbino 12 hydrogen buses to Cologne.
EMT Madrid has awarded contracts to Irizar e-mobility and Solaris Bus & Coach to supply a total of 150 electric buses.
Eight Solaris Urbino 12 zero-emission electric buses have been delivered in Ostrava, Czech Republic for operator Dopravní podnik Ostrava.
ATM Milano has placed an order for an additional 75 Solaris electric buses for Milan, Italy under a framework agreement for up to 250 buses.
Solaris Bus & Coach will deliver a total of 10 hydrogen-powered buses to two operators in Upper Bavaria next year.
Solaris has signed a framework agreement with Austrian bus company, ÖBB Postbus to deliver up to 106 battery-electric and hydrogen buses.
Public transport provider, PKM Jaworzno, has started a four-week trial of a Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen bus in city of Jaworzno, Poland.
Dopravní podnik, the Prague public transport operator, has ordered 20 bi-articulated Trollino 24 trolleybuses from Solaris and Škoda.
The Board of Directors of EMT Palma has selected Solaris to supply five hydrogen fuel cell electric buses for Mallorca's capital.
Estonia’s largest PTO, Aktsiaselts Tallinna Linnatransport, has ordered 20 Urbino 12 and 30 Urbino 18 CNG buses from Solaris.
Unibuss AS has again opted for Solaris with a contract for the delivery of 183 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses to Oslo.
ÖBB Postbus has landed a deal with Solaris for the delivery of five hydrogen buses to serve the city of Villach in south-east Austria.
A consortium comprised of Solaris Bus & Coach and Škoda Electric will deliver more trolleybuses to Budapest.
ATM Milano is expanding its zero-emission public transport fleet with 50 new Solaris trolleybuses.
Czech carrier Dopravní podnik města Ústí nad Labem has signed a framework agreement with Solaris for the delivery of up to 20 hydrogen buses.
The Polish communes of Pałecznica, Działoszyce, Krasnopol, Przedecz and Troszyn have opted to purchase electric Solaris school buses.
Solaris has won a tender for the supply of 161 Urbino 12 hybrid buses, together with an 8-year maintenance service, for the Belgian region of Wallonia.
Solaris Charging Park is a new investment being built at the premises of Solaris in Bolechowo near Poznań.
Solaris will deliver 16 bi-articulated Solaris Trollino 24 vehicles to the Slovakian operator Dopravný Podnik Bratislava.
Solaris Urbino 24 electric buses, in the MetroStyle, will enhance public transport provided by Tide Bus Danmark in the Danish city of Aalborg.
Rybnik is committing to zero-emission public transport and opting for Solaris vehicles: 16 e-buses will roll onto the streets of the city in spring 2022.
Solaris has won a tender for the delivery of as many as 30 e-buses to an AMT customer in the coastal city of Genoa, Italy.
At noon on 30 September 2021, the latest electric bus made by Solaris, the Urbino 9 LE electric, was launched.
Public transport operator for the Barcelona metropolitan area opts once again for electric Solaris buses: 24 Urbino 12 electric vehicles.
This new step in the BUS2025 Programme demonstrates RATP’s wish to become an active actor in the sustainable development of public transport.
On the basis of an order received in August 2020, Solaris has supplied 14 electric buses to municipal operator PKM Sosnowiec.
Solaris Bus & Coach will deliver another 6 electric buses including the charging infrastructure to the Iberian Peninsula.
A Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen bus will run various routes of the picturesque town of Wels in the Austrian state of Upper Austria.
Solaris Bus & Coach and Danish carrier AarBus have signed an agreement for the delivery of 29 electric buses.
Municipal operator Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Miejskiej in Jaworzno has once again opted for electric buses made by Solaris.
Solaris will deliver up to 57 buses fuelled with compressed natural gas to Spanish operator Auvasa to operate in the city of Valladolid.
Solaris has completed a contract signed in July last year for the supply of six Urbino 12 electric buses for Malbork, Poland.
Solaris and Estonian operator TLT have signed a deal for the supply of 100 city buses propelled with compressed natural gas (CNG).
Solaris will deliver 19 state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly trolleybuses to the picturesque Italian city of La Spezia.
MZK in Konin is set to be the first public transport operator in Poland to add a hydrogen bus to its fleet: an Urbino 12 hydrogen.
Recently, at the invitation of OVR, Solaris presented a hydrogen-powered bus, the Urbino 12 hydrogen in Neuenstadt am Kocher, Germany.
Having won a tender run by operator MPK Łódź, Solaris has signed today a contract for the delivery of 51 buses.
One of the 12 metre Solaris airport buses operated by carrier Avinor has recently started running north of the Arctic Circle.
Solaris and the municipal transport authority Zarząd Transportu Miejskiego in Lublin have signed a contract for the supply of electric buses.
Having won a tender in Switzerland, Solaris will supply six Urbino 12 electric buses in total: three to VBL Luzern and three to ZVB Zug.
The hydrogen-powered Urbino hydrogen bus has been cruising on the streets of the picturesque towns of the Austrian province of Carinthia.
Before the end of the year Solaris will deliver 30 low-emission buses to Area Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB) in Catalonia.
Solaris has won a tender call for the delivery of 13 hydrogen-powered buses to In-der-City-Bus, public transport operator for Frankfurt.
Having won a tender, Solaris will deliver 250 Solaris Urbino 12 buses fuelled with compressed natural gas to operator EMT in Madrid.
The Solaris Urbino 15 LE electric won the “Sustainability Award 2021” handed out by German trade magazine busplaner.
The Solaris electric buses for Szczecin will be equipped with Solaris High Power batteries boasting a capacity of over 120 kWh in total.
Solaris has signed a deal with Ostrava public transport operator DPO for the supply of 24 electric buses and charging infrastructure.
Exactly twenty-five years ago to the day Solaris produced its first low-floor city bus. Almost everything has changed since then.
These new e-buses have joined a fleet of 394 Solaris buses, some of which rolled out onto the streets of Kraków back in 2016.
The first of the Solaris hydrogen vehicles has already been delivered and is being tested in the RVK branch in Wermelskirchen, Cologne,
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