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 European bus and trolleybus manufacturers. Benefiting from 27 years of experience and having manufactured over 23,000 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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Mateusz Figaszewski

E-mobility Development & Market Intelligence Director

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