Konin will join the list of Polish cities using Solaris’ zero-emission buses of Solaris. The six Urbino 12 electric buses are to be delivered to the local transport operator Miejskie Zakłady Komunikacji (MZK) by the end of May 2020.
The contract also includes the delivery of three chargers, each with two connectors and output of 2x 60 kW and 1x 120 kW. The order is worth PLN 16 million (about €3.6M) to Solaris and includes a 36-month warranty period for the e-buses and a 72-month warranty for the chargers.
The Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses feature a drive axle with two integrated electric motors with a power of 110 kW each. The buses come equipped with 200 kWh batteries that will take from 3 to 6 hours to charge. The vehicles will also allow for the later installation of a pantograph on the roof.
So far, Solaris claims to have delivered 118 electric vehicles to 16 Polish cities. This includes 130 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses for Warsaw as well as 21 Solaris Urbino 12 electrics for Poznań. In the next few years, the number of electric Solaris vehicles in Poland will rise threefold.