Solaris to deliver ten electric buses to Hungary
The Hungarian city of Paks has ordered ten battery-electric buses from Solaris. The contract provides for the delivery of six Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses and four 8.9-metre-long buses together with five charging stations.
According to the company, the ten vehicles are the first battery-electric buses to be delivered by Solaris to Hungary. To date, Solaris has delivered almost 150 vehicles to Hungary, including 100 trolleybuses. Only now are the first battery-electric vehicles to follow – making Hungary the 18th country to use the Urbino electric.
The central Hungarian city of Paks has opted for six 12-metre buses and four 8.9-metre buses. The Urbino 12 electric can carry 70 passengers in the version ordered, 28 of them seated. The vehicles will also be equipped with a passenger information system, a video surveillance system, a fire alarm and extinguishing system and a closed driver’s cabin. USB ports are also installed in the passenger compartment so that passengers can recharge their mobile devices.
According to Solaris, the smaller battery buses ordered will have a similar standard of equipment. They can accommodate up to 40 people, including 24 in seats.
Both models use a 160 kW electric drive. However, the batteries differ: the ordered Urbino 12 electric can store up to 250 kWh, the ordered Urbino 8.9 electric up to 200 kWh. Both models are charged only by plug, the city of Paks has dispensed with a pantograph system.