Feb 20, 2023 - 12:00 pm
Aschaffenburg orders H2 buses from Solaris
In Germany, the municipal utility company Stadtwerke Aschaffenburg has ordered twelve hydrogen buses from the Polish manufacturer Solaris – ten Urbino 12 hydrogen solo buses and two Urbino 18 hydrogen articulated buses . The latter two are a first for Solaris.
Jan 3, 2023 - 01:54 pm
Change in management at Solaris
Javier Iriarte has been the new CEO of Solaris since the turn of the year. Iriarte takes over the CEO position at Solaris from Javier Calleja, who decided to leave Solaris for personal reasons.
Dec 22, 2022 - 12:53 pm
Bucharest closes e-bus tender with Karsan
The Turkish manufacturer Karsan has won a tender to supply 100 electric buses to the capital of Bucharest, Romania. The winning bid concluded a tender that had failed twice before.
Nov 25, 2022 - 02:35 pm
Solaris reveals huge Charging Park ready for V2G
Solaris gives us an insight into its factory in Bolechowo near Poznan, where Poland’s leading e-bus maker recently inaugurated a bus charging park. Solaris equipped the massive charging hub with systems from three manufacturers that support bidirectional charging – a first in Poland.
Nov 5, 2022 - 02:03 pm
Four hydrogen buses are heading to Venice
Four hydrogen buses are to be used in Venice and the surrounding area from mid-2023. The transport companies AVM Venezia and ACTV SPA Venezia, which are responsible for public transport in Venice and the municipalities of Venice and Chioggia, have ordered four Urbino 12 hydrogens from Solaris.
Oct 13, 2022 - 12:48 pm
New batteries for Solaris electric buses
In Europe, Solaris is presenting its Urbino 12 Electric battery-powered solo bus and the new Urbino 18.75 Electric articulated bus offshoot. The two electric buses are sporting a new generation of batteries and are being shown at the Transexpo public transport exhibition currently taking place in Kielce, Poland.
Sep 27, 2022 - 01:26 pm
Hermes orders 10 Solaris e-buses in the Netherlands
The Polish bus manufacturer Solaris has signed a contract with the Dutch transport company Hermes for the delivery of ten Trollino 18s. The MetroStyle trolleybuses are scheduled to arrive in the city of Arnhem in the first half of 2024.
Sep 22, 2022 - 06:14 pm
Urbino 18 Hydrogen: Solaris expands on H2 buses
Hamburg first trialled zero-emission Solaris buses eight years ago with the Urbino Electric and Urbino Hydrogen models. Solaris, a Polish company that is part of the Spanish CAF Group, has also been offering solo fuel cell buses since 2019 and sold around 100 buses so far. Now Solaris expands on the theme with an articulated […]
Aug 1, 2022 - 03:25 pm
Bratislava opts for Solaris hydrogen buses
Solaris has received an order from Dopravný Podnik Bratislava (DPB) for four hydrogen buses. This is the first order under a framework agreement for Solaris to supply up to 40 fuel cell vehicles to Bratislava.
May 30, 2022 - 12:34 pm
CATL to supply LFP batteries for Solaris
Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL has signed a supply agreement with Polish electric bus manufacturer Solaris. CATL will supply LFP batteries with cell-to-pack technology for Solaris electric buses.
May 24, 2022 - 03:01 pm
Germany’s electric bus market continues to grow with the eCitaro in the lead
The Corona pandemic has hit the bus industry hard. Manufacturers have had to accept losses, most especially in the coach sector. Despite this setback, the electric bus boom continues. Wim Chatrou has been researching bus registration figures for years and has allowed electrive an exclusive insight into his figures.
May 15, 2022 - 04:18 pm
EMT Madrid places bus order with Solaris & Irizar
The public transport operator EMT Madrid has placed orders for 150 more electric standard buses. The Spanish manufacturer Irizar with 90 units of the 12-metre iebus and the Polish manufacturer Solaris with 60 Urbino 12 Electric are the winners of EMT’s largest electric tender to date.
May 1, 2022 - 05:48 pm
Yet more electric buses for Milan this year
Milan’s public transport operator ATM is continuing the conversion of its bus fleet to electric vehicles: ATM has ordered a further 75 electric buses from Solaris – the company’s Urbino 12 electric buses are due to arrive in Milan later this year.
Apr 3, 2022 - 07:51 pm
Solaris electric buses bound for Serbia & Poland
Novi Sad will be the first Serbian city with Solaris electric buses. The transport company JGSP Novi Sad has ordered ten Solaris Urbino 12 Electric buses from the Polish manufacturer, including the charging infrastructure. Solaris has also received another order from Poland.
Mar 22, 2022 - 05:29 pm
Solaris Urbino 12 Electric buses headed for Sicily
Polish bus manufacturer Solaris will deliver seven electric buses to Sicily. The Urbino 12 Electric buses will go to the transport company AMTS Catania, which will use the vehicles on the city’s streets at the foot of Mount Etna. Plug-in charging stations will also be delivered.
Mar 19, 2022 - 09:48 pm
Eight more electric Solaris buses for Poland
More Solaris buses are to hit polish streets. Public transport operator Miejski Zakład Komunikacji has ordered eight Urbino 12 Electric for use in the Polish city of Zielona Góra. The electric buses will be adapted to the city’s existing charging systems and are scheduled for delivery within a year.
Mar 7, 2022 - 05:29 pm
Solaris signs new agreement for buses in Austria
Solaris has signed another framework agreement with the Austrian transport authority, Österreichische Postbus AG. This covers battery-electric and hydrogen-electric buses that the Austrian bus operator intends to procure between 2022 and 2025.
Mar 1, 2022 - 12:42 pm
Market analysis: Electric buses keep booming in Europe
The electric bus boom in Europe continues, as the registration figures in 2021 show. After 2,210 electric buses in 2020, a further 3,282 electric buses (in each case excluding trolleybuses) were newly registered in 2021, with manufacturers competing for market shares. So who is leading the charge?
Feb 25, 2022 - 04:41 pm
Polish municipal association orders 32 Solaris buses
The Polish municipal association Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia (GZM) has ordered 32 electric buses and the associated charging infrastructure from Solaris. The 12- and 18-meter-long Urbino electric are to be used by operators from Gliwice, Katowice, Sosnowiec, Świerklaniec from 2023.
Feb 20, 2022 - 04:03 pm
Prague orders 20 e-buses from Solaris & Skoda Electric
The Prague transport operator DPP has ordered 20 double-articulated trolleybuses from the consortium of Solaris Bus & Coach, Solaris Czech and Škoda Electric. The Solaris Trollino 24s are to be delivered within the next two years and will be used in the Czech capital.
Jan 24, 2022 - 01:04 pm
Unibuss orders nearly 200 all-electric buses from Solaris
Public transport operator Unibuss from Norway has placed a major order with Poland’s bus manufacturer Solaris. Unibuss expects 183 articulated electric buses to arrive in Oslo in spring 2023. For Solaris, it is the largest single order to date.
Jan 2, 2022 - 10:03 pm
Budapest orders 48 e-buses from Solaris & Skoda
A consortium consisting of Solaris Bus & Coach and Skoda Electric has received an order for 48 battery-electric trolleybuses from Budapest. The current order of 12- and 18-metre buses goes back to a framework agreement from 2014, which has now been completely fulfilled with the order.
Nov 18, 2021 - 01:01 pm
Solaris Charging Park to power V2G testing and renewables
Poland’s electric bus manufacturer Solaris is building a charging park on its premises in Bolechowo near Poznan and says it would become one of the most innovative of its kind in Europe when opening in 2022. The Solaris Charging Park will feature various charge systems, including bi-directional.
Nov 9, 2021 - 04:04 pm
Solaris finds first order for the Trollino 24
Solaris has bagged the first order for the Trollino 24. The 24-metre version of the Solaris trolleybus will debut on the streets of the Slovakian capital Bratislava in mid-2023. The order comprises 16 units of the double-articulated trolleybus.
Oct 30, 2021 - 07:42 pm
Denmark first to order Solaris’ longest e-bus to date
Solaris has received the first order of its latest and longest electric model. The Urbino 24 in MetroStyle is a 24-metre “bi-articulated” e-bus. Tide Bus Danmark, active in the city of Aalborg, expects to see 14 of these all-electric buses enter service.