Solaris has secured another contract for the delivery of electric buses on the Polish market. The representatives of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. have signed a contract with the mayor of the city of Bolesławiec for the delivery of two electric 8.9 meter long buses and two stationary chargers. Worth gross nearly 4.8 million PLN, the contract will be carried out in February 2021.
Two Urbino 8,9 LE electric will be handed over to the Public Transport Authority (Miejski Zarząd Komunikacji) in Bolesławiec within 11 months from signing the contract. The total value of the order, which covers electric buses, two stationary charging stations and after-sales servicing amounts to PLN 4,792,080.
The ecological battery buses will be propelled by a 160 kW central traction motor. The energy needed to drive the vehicle will be stored in Solaris High Energy batteries with a total capacity of 160 kWh and it will be supplemented via a plug-in connector.
Apart from buses Solaris will also deliver charging devices. One of two chargers ordered will feature two modes of operation. Depending on customer needs, it will enable the concurrent recharging of two buses with a charging power of 40 kW or of a one bus with a charging power of 80 kW.
According to the order placed, the Solaris Urbino 8,9 LE electric vehicles will be able to carry over 58 passengers at a time, including 20 sitting on seats. The buses will feature among others destination displays adapted to the needs of visually impaired passengers and wheelchair ramps. The passenger compartment will not lack USB ports by means of which passengers will be able to charge their mobile devices. By order of the contracting authority, the Polish producer will also install a passenger information system comprising, i.a., a video surveillance system and a fire detection and extinguishing system.
Bolesławiec is the 28th Polish city where the battery buses of Solaris will be in use. Since the première of its first electric bus Solaris has supplied or secured orders for nearly 900 battery buses from customers in 18 countries, including for over 350 vehicles in Poland. The cooperation between Solaris and the Public Transport Authority in Bolesławiec dates back to 2011. Since then, Solaris has supplied 21 modern low-floor city buses to the operator.