Solaris to deliver 10 electric and 30 conventional buses to Rzeszów

Posted: 3 November 2017 | | No comments yet

Solaris Bus & Coach has signed an agreement to deliver ten 12m electric buses and 30 articulated vehicles with combustion powertrain for the city of Rzeszów.

Solaris to deliver 10 electric and 30 conventional buses to Rzeszów

The first contract amounts to PLN 30,2m with the latter amounting to PLN 54,4m. Both contracts are scheduled for delivery in 2018.

In addition to delivery of the buses, the contract includes building the infrastructure which will enable charging of the vehicles during the day while they are on the route as well as at the depot.

The electric buses from Solaris will be equipped with an inverted pantograph which will be mounted on the charging station and will lower itself to the roof of the vehicle. This allows the bus to charge within minutes during a stop at a bus stop or at the end of the line. Apart from pantograph charging, the vehicles will be, as a standard, equipped with a plug-in socket which is dedicated for slower charging during a longer stop. The electric Solaris Urbino 12 buses will be equipped with 87,6kWh Solaris High Power batteries.

In addition, the buses will offer amenities such as air conditioning, LED lightening and a wheelchair ramp and kneeling function making entering and exiting more comfortable. In addition, the Rzeszów’s Solaris vehicles will be equipped with an extensive passenger information system and WiFi Internet access.

Apart from the electric vehicles, Solaris will also deliver 30 ecological articulated combustion buses. The new Solaris Urbino 18 equipped with a DAF propulsion unit comply with the strict EURO 6 emission standards.

“It is very important for our customers that the electric vehicles and the entire necessary charging infrastructure can be ordered from one producer. We are working together in this respect with other Polish companies participating in the ‘Polish Electric Bus’ cluster, which we are the leaders of,’ commented Zbigniew Palenica, Deputy CEO of Solaris, responsible for Sales, Rolling Stock and After Sales.

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