Polish busmaker Solaris has received a large order from Milan, where the city’s transport operator ATM has signed a contract with an option for 80 electric buses. The first 30 are set to arrive by mid-2019.
The order is worth 61.5 million euros to Solaris. They will supply Milan with 30 electric buses of type Trollino in the 18 metre version. If all goes well, another 50 might be ordered suit.
The first batch is to arrive in the Italian fashion metropolis by mid-2019. Whilst Milan operates trolley buses as well and has a longstanding relationship with Solaris, the new electric buses will run through the old town powered by their 45 kWh batteries.
For Solaris these are not the first electric buses delivered to Italy. Bergamo also turned to the Polish company to order 12 electric buses (we reported). Back then it was Solaris first contract to supply electric buses in Italy.