Five Solaris Urbino 12 H2 buses for Mallorca
In Spain’s Balearic Islands, Solaris has been awarded a contract by the municipal transport company EMT-Palma to supply five hydrogen-powered Urbino 12 hydrogens to Palma de Mallorca. The contract is worth approximately four million euros.
The investment is part of the ‘Green Hyslan’ project, financed by EU funds. The Spanish island of Mallorca is to become a European benchmark in terms of using zero-emission energy. In 2018, the Balaeric islands were earmarked to become an electric mobility oasis. As of 2025, no new diesel or gasoline vehicles will be allowed on the island.
“We are proud that we, as a manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art vehicles, are now able to support another city in the conversion of public transport to zero-emission propulsion systems,” said Petros Spinaris, Solaris board member for sales and after-sales. “We are convinced that our hydrogen buses will serve the residents of this beautiful island extremely well.”
Solaris describes the Urbino 12 Hydrogen as its most technologically innovative vehicle. The model was unveiled in Stockholm in June 2019. It comes with two electric motors with an output of 125 kW each, fuel cell modules with an output of 70 kW, a small battery and five hydrogen tanks made of composite material with a total capacity of 1,560 litres. Solaris claims a range of up to 350 kilometres. The Solaris Urbino 12 Hydrogen has proved very popular. The hydrogen-powered bus is either on order or in service in Bolzano in Italy; Cologne, Wuppertal and Frankfurt in Germany; Zuid-Holland and Gelderland the Netherlands; the Czech Republic; Sweden and Austria.
Now, the next bus of this type is already in the starting blocks. Solaris has announced the premiere of the hydrogen fuel cell articulated bus, called the Urbino 18 Hydrogen – for the second half of this year.