Another electric buses from Solaris are going to Berlin

Another electric buses from Solaris are going to Berlin
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Berlin’s public transit operator BVG has decided to take advantage of Solaris’ years of experience in manufacturing electric buses. The company has ordered 15 zero-emission, 12-meter vehicles, which will arrive in the capital of Germany in 2019.

The vehicles ordered by BVG are the same Solaris Urbino 12 electric which won the 2017 "Bus of the Year" award. There are already 5 electric buses from Solaris in operation on the streets of Berlin and the new order will bring in a further 15 more zero-emissions vehicles with the green dachshund logo.

The battery buses for Berlin will be powered by axles with integrated traction motors. The energy will be stored in a set of Solaris High Energy type batteries with a total capacity of 240 kWh, and its replenishment will be carried out through a plug-in socket, which is the standard solution for Solaris electric buses. In buses for Berlin there will be, among others features, a passenger compartment air conditioning installed. 10 double USB sockets which allow to charge mobile devices while traveling will make another convenience for  the passengers. The vehicles can accommodate a maximum of 65 passengers, 28 of them seated. Eight seats will be available from the low floor, making it easier for people with reduced mobility to take their seats.

Right now there are 27 Solaris electric buses in total operating the streets of German cities, including Brunswick, Hannover, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Dresden.

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Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o. is one of the leading European bus and trolleybus manufacturers. Benefiting from 25 years of experience and having manufactured over 20,000 vehicles, Solaris affects the quality of city transport in hundreds of cities across Europe every day. Thinking of the future, the firm is setting new standards by dynamically developing its products, in particular in the electromobility sector. Solaris electric buses, trolleybuses and hydrogen buses are cutting-edge solutions for zero emission public transport. Solaris products have been repeatedly awarded for quality and innovation. The Solaris Urbino 12 electric won the prestigious European "Bus of the Year 2017" competition. In September 2018 Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o. joined CAF Group.

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Mateusz Figaszewski

E-mobility Development & Market Intelligence Director

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