More Solaris e-buses to go to Sweden

More Solaris e-buses to go to Sweden
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The Swedish carrier VR Kristianstad has signed a contract for the delivery of 23 Solaris e-buses. The order comprises 20 low-entry Urbino 15 electric buses and 3 low-floor Urbino 12 electric units. These will be the first ever zero-emission Solaris buses in Kristianstad.

Solaris Bus & Coach has just signed another contract for the supply of electric buses. The Swedish town of Kristianstad has joined the long list of towns and cities investing in zero-emission transport. As part of the contract, the carrier VR has ordered a total of 23 e-buses from the Solaris Urbino family, including 20 Urbino 15 LE electric and 3 Urbino 12 electric units. The addition of these new and technologically-advanced vehicles to the fleet marks a milestone in eliminating harmful emissions and improving air quality in the town. Solaris will deliver the ordered vehicles as early as in July next year.

The Urbino 15 LE electric is an electric bus designed to run on both city and intercity routes. The vehicle will feature batteries with a capacity of over 550 kWh providing for maximum autonomy and efficiency. The Urbino 12 electric bus is, in turn, the most popular low-floor city electric model in the zero-emission range of Solaris. The 12-metre bus will be fitted with batteries with a capacity of over 400 kWh. The energy storage units of both models will be charged with a power output of 130 kW via a plug-in connector.

Vehicles for Kristianstad will be accessible for passengers with limited mobility. Onboard both the Urbino 15 LE electric and the Urbino 12 electric, the carrier has provided two ramps for passengers with disabilities, as well as seats that are accessible directly from the low floor. An additional feature of the vehicles will be LED RGB lighting, which will allow the color to change to green, giving the interior a modern look. Passengers and driver safety will be ensured by a monitoring system and the eMirror solution, which involves cameras mounted in place of traditional mirrors, significantly improving visibility while operating the vehicle.

The Solaris brand has consolidated its position as a European leader for zero-emission solutions in public transport. Kristianstad will be another Swedish destination to boast battery-powered buses manufactured by Solaris. “Every new city that decides to invest in zero-emission Solaris vehicles is another token of trust and the best proof of the high quality of our products. We are very pleased to be a partner in transforming local public transport to become more sustainable” said Olivier Michard, Member of the Management Board for Sales, Marketing and After Sales at Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o.

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Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o. is one of the leading European bus and trolleybus manufacturers. Benefiting from 27 years of experience and having manufactured over 24,000 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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E-mobility Development & Market Intelligence Director

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