Hydrogen Solaris buses also heading to Düsseldorf

Hydrogen Solaris buses also heading to Düsseldorf
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The German operator Rheinbahn Düsseldorf has ordered 10 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses. The manufacturer will deliver the vehicles to Düsseldorf in 2025. The city has set itself the goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2035.

Solaris Bus & Coach will deliver hydrogen buses to yet another European metropolis. The buses have been ordered by the German carrier Rheinbahn Düsseldorf. The bus maker will supply the city of Düsseldorf with 10 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen units. 

The hydrogen buses on order will be an innovative way to boost sustainable transport in the city of Düsseldorf, which has set itself the goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2035. The city has been implementing its strategy by adding both battery-electric and hydrogen-powered units to its urban fleet. Importantly, the ordered buses will be powered by green hydrogen, produced exclusively using renewable electricity.

“Solaris has been continuously promoting sustainable transport by offering the widest range of zero-emission vehicles. Our partnership with Düsseldorf dates back to 2005, and it has included, among other things, purchases of electric buses. I am very pleased that our hydrogen buses will also serve the residents of Düsseldorf as part of its municipal public transport as soon as next year”, said Olivier Michard, Member of the Solaris Management Board for Sales and Marketing.

The 12-metre hydrogen buses will feature a technologically-advanced 70 kW Ballard hydrogen fuel cell, which will be supported by Solaris High Power batteries. The bus will also be equipped with a wide range of systems compliant with GSR2 requirements, which will provide passengers and drivers with the highest levels of safety.

As evidenced by Solaris’s impressive order book, the brand and its hydrogen-powered buses have been gaining in popularity in the German market. Over the past few months alone, Solaris has landed new orders from Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Duisburg and Gross Gerau, among other towns and cities. The total number of Solaris hydrogen-powered buses, supplied or ordered so far, has already exceeded 700 units. 

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Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o. is one of the leading producers of city and intercity buses in Europe. It focuses in particular on the development of zero-emission vehicles, i. e. electric and hydrogen buses as well as trolleybuses. This has resulted in the widest zero-emission product range in the European market and a leading position in this segment with a market share of 15.2%. Nearly 25,000 Solaris vehicles have been delivered so far and they ply the streets in 850 towns and cities across 33 countries located throughout Europe as well as beyond it. Solaris is part of the Spanish CAF Group (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) S.A. From conception, to the design and manufacturing phases, all Solaris buses are produced in Poland. Moreover, all activities undertaken by the manufacturer are in line with the brand’s mission, which is reflected in the motto “We are changing the image of public transport”. Solaris also actively partners with public transport operators and provides them with comprehensive support in their transition to zero-emission mobility.

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Mateusz Figaszewski

E-mobility Development & Market Intelligence Director

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