Solaris Urbino 15 LE Electric Named Best Electric Bus by busplaner

Solaris Urbino 15 LE Electric Named Best Electric Bus by busplaner

The Solaris Urbino 15 LE electric won the “Sustainability Award 2021” handed out by German trade magazine busplaner. This is the first award for the electric intercity bus model of Solaris which premièred at the end of last year.

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Kerstin Kube-Erkens (Senior Product Manager, Messe Berlin. J), Christian Goll (Managing Director Solaris Deutschland GmbH).

15 April 2021 saw the ceremonial prize award by the busplaner magazine, which is one of the lead opinion-forming trade magazines in Europe. The event was broadcast from Berlin, from the Bus2Bus conference which was held online due to the pandemic restrictions. The Solaris Urbino 15 LE electric was named winner in the category “electric bus”.

Managing Director of Solaris Deutschland GbmH, Christian Goll, said:

“We are very happy that the contribution of Solaris to sustainable transport in Europe has been acknowledged. The expansion of emission-free technologies is crucial to reach climate neutrality. Our latest electric bus model marks yet another step towards helping decision-makers in cities and operators to shift towards environmentally-friendly mobility.”

The Urbino 15 LE electric is the first electric bus made by Solaris designed both for city and intercity routes. Marking a highly important step towards zero-emission transport, this feature became a key argument for the jury in support of awarding the firm. This bus is an excellent, ecological alternative for diesel models currently prevailing in the segment of intercity transport vehicles. This comes as a response to the needs of European carriers, and it makes for a completely emission-free alternative in this class for CNG-fuelled buses.

The award handed out in this year’s busplaner competition is not the first one claimed by the bus producer. So far Solaris has received distinctions in the categories “concept vehicle” for its Urbino 12 hydrogen (in 2019) and the “Innovation of the Year” for the new Urbino 12 electric (2018), the Urbino 18,75 electric (2014) and the Urbino 8,9 LE electric (2012).

This article was originally published by Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o..

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