Solaris Bus & Coach is a family-owned and family-run enterprise founded by Solange and Krzysztof Olszewski. The company is a leading European manufacturer of innovative public transportation vehicles, such as buses, trolleybuses and urban rail vehicles. Since its launch in 1996, nearly 15 000 vehicles have left the factory gate in Bolechowo near Poznań. These drive on roads in 32 countries. The vision and experience of the company owners coupled with the enthusiasm of its young crew led to the establishment of a firm that is a trendsetter for the industry. Solaris is a European leader in e-mobility offering a wide range of battery buses The new Solaris Urbino 12 electric was named “Bus of the Year 2017”.