Solaris sells 50 trolleybuses in Romania

Solaris sells 50 trolleybuses in Romania
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Up to 50 Trollino 18 may be delivered to the Romanian city of Cluj Napoca over the next four years. These will be the first articulated trolleybuses with the green dachshund logo in this country. The value of the contract amounts to nearly PLN 115 million.

Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. has signed a framework contract for the delivery of 50 Trollino 18 vehicles to the Romanian city of Cluj Napoca. The ordering party is the City Hall, whereas the operator of the buses will be local transport provider, CTP Cluj Napoca. In line with the contract, the vehicles will be supplied in batches once every half year.

The Trollino 18 ordered will be the first articulated trolleybuses with the green dachshund logo on the Romanian market. The vehicles will be fitted with a 250 kW traction motor and an additional energy storage device in the form of supercapacitators. The trolleybuses will carry up to 140 passengers of whom 36 seated. The driveline will be provided by Skoda.

The vehicles will feature a range of amenities for passengers, including air conditioning, a sophisticated passenger information system or seats made of top-quality, anti-static material with anti-graffiti properties. The ordered Trollino with a 2-2-2-2 door arrangement will be equipped with a state-of-the-art Solaris touch panel. Moreover, the driver will benefit from a set of indoor and outdoor cameras, including one for monitoring the pantograph.

This is not the first order for Cluj Napoca carried out by Solaris. Last year, the city’s authorities ordered a total of 23 emission free Solaris Urbino 12 electric. 11 of those are already in use, whereas the remaining 12 are to be supplied by the end of this year. As part of the contractual option the producer may supply another 18 of these environmental-friendly vehicles. Taking into account the current order, CTP Cluj Napoca will become the operator with the biggest fleet of Solaris vehicles in Romania. It is also the biggest operator of electric buses in that country and, taking into account its green transport-focused purchasing plans, the city is one of the most advanced in Europe in terms of electromobility.

Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. is a Europe-wide leading producer of trolleybuses, which have been part of its offer since 2001. Solaris’ vehicles powered by means of traction lines are already running in Rome, Budapest, Vilnius, Salzburg and Gdynia, among others. Last year, the producer supplied trolleybuses with hydrogen fuel cells as range extenders to Riga.

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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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