Solaris continues to electrify its bus business in Romania. The city of Târgu Jiu at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains has ordered eleven trolleybuses. This is another order from Romania within a short space of time.
Just ten days ago, Brașov, a city in Transylvania, had ordered similar e-buses from Solaris of the type Trollino that run on overhead wire most but not all of the time. The models destined for Târgu Jiu are shorter with twelve instead of 18 metres.
Still, the Trollino 12 provide space for 91 passengers, including 35 people seated. They will use the existing overhead wire network while running with zero-emissions from the beginning of 2022.
Solaris said they won the contract following a call for tenders launched by the Ministry for Public Works, Development and Administration (Ministerul Dezvoltării, Lucrărilor Publice Și Administrației). The deal is worth nearly €4.5 million.
Târgu Jiu is a new customer for the Polish bus maker, but the company emphasises a “high brand recognition in the Romanian market”. They have been active there since 2002 and in recent months started to deliver more electrified vehicles. “Interestingly, all of the latest orders placed by Romanian clients are restricted solely to eco-friendly transport vehicles, including Solaris Urbino electric e-buses,” reads the press release.
We can second that. Apart from the aforementioned order from Brașov, we have counted about five cities in Romania having turned to Solaris electric buses.
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