The transport company of the Slovakian city of Presov has ordered six more trolleybuses from the Skoda Group. The 18-metre buses are based on Solaris bodies and will have traction batteries that allow a range of at least twelve kilometres on routes without overhead lines.
Presov, a city of 90,000 inhabitants, has an almost 30-kilometre-long trolleybus network with seven routes and about 44 trolleybuses. The new sextet of the type 27Tr will have air conditioning, camera systems, passenger counting devices, Wi-Fi and USB sockets. The partners do not provide details on the drive configuration and delivery date of the trolleybuses in a statement sent to us by e-mail.
In addition to Presov, Skoda Group trolleybuses are already in operation in the Slovakian capital Bratislava, in Zilina and in Banska Bystrica. In the Czech Republic, the Skoda Group had recently signed a framework agreement with the public transport company PMDP from Pilsen for up to 53 new trolleybuses and accepted an order for 33 buses from Usti nad Labem.
“Slovakia has long been a key market for us. A wide range of vehicles is available to passengers across our portfolio, whether they are trolleybuses, trams or trains,” expresses Petr Novotný, President Components & Bus Mobility of the Škoda Group.
Despite the name, Skoda Transportation or the Skoda Group does not belong to the Volkswagen Group, but to the PPF Group of the Czech company Petr Kellner. Similar to the car manufacturer Volvo Cars and the commercial vehicle manufacturer Volvo Group or the luxury car brand Rolls-Royce and the manufacturer of aircraft engines of the same name, there is a common origin, but in the course of time the paths of Skoda Cars and Skoda Group have diverged.
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