Solaris has delivered six electric buses to the Polish city of Malbork. The manufacturer received the order for the six electric 12-meter buses in July 2020 and has a longstanding relationship to the town in northern Poland.
According to Solaris, the official handover of the e-buses to Malbork’s public transport operator MZK Malbork makes the city “one of the most modern operators in Europe”. These new e-buses have joined an existing fleet of conventional Solaris buses, some of which started operations back in 2012.
The buses that now arrived in Malbork are of type Urbino 12. Solaris equipped the vehicles with batteries with a total capacity of 240 kWh and said the construction allows for slow and fast charging. During the day, the buses will be recharged fast using inverted pantographs, installed at two termini. At the end of each day, MZK Malbork will plug in to charge at the bus depot.
Each bus can carry up to 26 seated passengers. Drive comes via an electric axle with two integrated electric motors with a power of 125 kW.
Malbork joins a growing number of cities opting for Solaris buses, especially in the suppliers home market and most recently from the city of Opole. “It is impressive to see the network of zero-emission transport in Poland developing so dynamically,” said Petros Spinaris, Deputy CEO of Solaris Bus & Coach. Solaris also claims a 25% share of the entire European market for zero-emission buses. In the first quarter of this year, Solaris has delivered zero-emission buses to Berlin, and received orders from Austria, the Czech Republic, Romania and the Netherlands. The company also received a follow-up order for 100 e-buses from Milan in November 2020 as reported.
Solaris offers several battery-electric buses in series production and hydrogen fuel cell buses, which account for the above-mentioned orders in Austria and the Netherlands.