Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. has just signed another contract for the supply of Urbino 12 electric buses to the Romanian city of Cluj Napoca. This time the city has ordered 18 eco-friendly vehicles. It is an extension of the framework agreement of August last year. Having ordered 41 buses in total, Cluj Napoca will become the city with the highest number of Solaris Urbino electrics in Europe.
The Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses commissioned by city authorities crown a framework agreement for the delivery of 41 zero-emission vehicles in total. Even though the agreement stipulated deliveries over the next three years, the city decided to have orders completed in slightly more than a year after all. The first 11 electric Solaris buses where delivered to the customer in spring this year. Another 12 buses will make it to Cluj Napoca by the end of 2018. The last batch with 18 freshly ordered vehicles is to leave Bolechowo nine months after contract signing.
The bus purchase was partly financed by the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Programme. CTP Transport Company has been named operator. The contract is worth nearly PLN 90 million. The execution of the latest commission will make Cluj Napoca the biggest customer of Solaris in terms of orders for environmentally friendly electric buses. The biggest one-off deliveries of Urbino electric buses yet went to
The 12-metre Urbino electric for the Romanian carrier painted in a distinctive white and purple will be equipped with a 160 kW central engine and traction batteries of the Solaris High Energy type with a capacity of 200 kWh. Adding electric buses to the operator's fleet meant for the city investments in charging facilities, too. Eleven slow-charging and three fast-charging stations using pantographs (each bus is fitted with a pantograph mounted on the bus roof above the second axle) have been set up in the city in the past year.
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The past weeks have been extremely productive for Solaris on the Romanian market. The firm has signed a framework contract for the supply of up to 50 articulated trolleybuses of the Trollino 18 model. These will be the first trolleybuses of the Polish producer in
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