Brasov, Romania has ordered 25 Solaris Trollino 18 trolleybuses from Solaris. Based on the contract, the producer will supply articulated, low-floor and zero-emission trolleybuses to the customer within 12 months. The value of the contract amounts to about EUR 19 million.
On December 21, Solaris and the Municipality of Brasov, Romania, signed a contract for the delivery of 25 Solaris Trollino 18 trolleybuses. It is worth mentioning that in July 2020 the manufacturer completed deliveries under the earlier order – for 26 vehicles of this type. The investment in modern and environmentally friendly Solaris vehicles will allow the operator from
The main purpose of the project co-financed by the EU is to reduce pollutant emissions in the centre of the city. The Trollino 18 are completely emission-free and quiet vehicles. The models ordered by Brasov will be equipped with a 240 kW electric motor. Thanks to fitting the vehicles with batteries they will be able to cover a certain distance of the route without a connection to the traction line. For instance, in the case of a power grid outage they will be able to safely exit an intersection.
In its order for the vehicles the city of
Brasov is one of 5 cities in Romania that has emission-free Solaris buses – trolleybuses and electric buses. Since 2002, the manufacturer has supplied nearly 300 vehicles to Romanian carriers, including over 100 Trollino vehicles and 41 Urbino 12 electric battery buses.