Solaris receives another electric bus order from Poland


The Polish city of Glogów has ordered its first battery-electric buses. Solaris is to deliver the five Urbino 12 Electric buses and the charging infrastructure required for operation to Glogów’s transport operator Gmina Miejska by summer 2024.

The Lower Silesian city already operates more than 20 Solaris vehicles, including four hybrid buses. The five twelve-metre long solo buses will be the first locally emission-free vehicles in Gmina Miejska’s fleet. The Urbino 12 Electric will be powered by a 220 kW electric drive.

According to the manufacturer, the public transport operator from Glogów has opted for a battery with a total capacity of 280 kWh. The vehicles are charged either by cable in the depot (via ordinary CCS plugs) or by a reversed pantograph. With the system, also called “top-down pantograph”, a charging arm does not raise from the vehicle roof to the infrastructure-side charging mast, but instead the pantograph lowers from the charging mast to the current collector on the vehicle roof. “Thanks to these flexible charging solutions, the buses can be operated throughout the day and represent a reliable and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional means of transport,” says Solaris.

The company will supply the infrastructure as well as the vehicles themselves. The CCS charging stations will be installed at the depot in Transportowa Street. For the time being, only one pantograph station is planned in the city, which is to be built on Towarowa Street.

Solaris says it has delivered over 2,000 battery buses to customers in 21 European countries so far, and contracts for a further 1,000 units are currently being implemented.



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