The public transport operator, MZK in the Polish city of Toruń, is purchasing six electrically powered Solaris Urbino 12 e-buses. They are to be delivered within 18 months. The contract also includes an option for two more electric buses.
This is the first order of electric buses for the city Toruń with its 200,000 inhabitants located in the centre of Poland. This means that operator MZK will also have to take care of the charging infrastructure. It is planned that the new fleet of e-buses will be charged by pantograph at rapid charging stations during the day and at night at the bus depot. The pantograph charging stations, which deliver up to 400 kW, are to be installed at three terminal stops – at the University, on Katarzyny Square in the Old Town and Dziewulskiego Street. After closing time, the electric buses will be charged at six charging stations with an output of 120 kW at the depot.
The orders for Solaris from Poland are just one of many: just two weeks ago, the manufacturer received an order for an electric bus from Szczecin. The municipal public transport company ordered eight articulated Urbino 18 electric buses. Shortly before, Sosnowiec ordered five new electric buses from Solaris 14, Katowice five more, Poznan 37, Krakow 50, Lublin twelve and Jaworzno 20.
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