Another Spanish city opts for Solaris e-buses: Urbino 12 electric vehicles heading to Fuenlabrada

Another Spanish city opts for Solaris e-buses: Urbino 12 electric vehicles heading to Fuenlabrada
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Solaris Bus & Coach signed a contract with the municipal transport company EMT Fuenlabrada S.A. for the supply of four Urbino 12 electric buses along with the charging infrastructure. The value of the order, concluded as a result of a tender, stands at over €2m. The zero-emission buses will be delivered to Fuenlabrada in the first half of 2023.

Fuenlabrada has now joined a select group of almost 30 towns and cities in Spain that are developing modern public transport and deploying Solaris vehicles. Four state-of-the-art Urbino 12 electric buses will strengthen Fuenlabrada’s fleet not later than by May 2023.

The Spanish carrier, in charge of public transport in the almost 200,000-strong city of Fuenlabrada, has opted for Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses equipped with 240 kW traction motors and High Energy batteries with a total power of over 400 kWh. What is more, the Solaris e-buses will feature a modern driver assistance system, i. e. MobilEye Shield+, which allows blind spots to be eliminated. With the help of cameras placed around the vehicle, the driver is alerted every time an unexpected object is detected in the vicinity (at least 80 cm) of the bus. This is particularly handy in city centres where there are a multitude of traffic participants in a confined area.

The 12-metre Solaris e-buses will carry over 70 passengers, including 21 people seated. The inhabitants of Fuenlabrada will certainly appreciate the comfort and safety of everyday travel due to the buses being equipped with air-conditioning in the passenger compartment boasting modern anti-virus filters.

“I am very proud that another city is opting to develop zero-emission transport by choosing Solaris vehicles. The Urbino 12 electric bus is the most popular vehicle in our electric offering. No local emissions and great operability are the chief advantages that make this model the most common choice of urban transport operators throughout Europe. I am really glad that the residents of Fuenlabrada will soon see for themselves the benefits it offers”, said Javier Calleja, CEO of Solaris.

Solaris has been present in Spain since 2010. Today, over 500 Solaris buses are being driven through Spanish cities. Notably, three quarters of them feature a zero-emission or low-emission drive. Solaris is a European leader in the production and sales of environmentally friendly buses, and it is, currently, the biggest producer of electric and hydrogen buses in Europe.

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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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