Solaris to deliver 100 modern, eco-friendly trolleybuses to the Romanian capital

Solaris to deliver 100 modern, eco-friendly trolleybuses to the Romanian capital
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On 29 December, Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o. and the Romanian Municipality of Bucharest (Municipiul Bucuresti) a contract for the supply of trolleybuses. The order is for 100 Solaris Trollino 12 trolleybuses, with a base contract value of almost 60 million euros. The vehicles will arrive in the Romanian capital at the end of 2024.

The Bucharest Municipality (Municipiul Bucuresti) has selected Solaris as the supplier of 100 trolleybuses through a tender process. The 12-metre-long Trollino buses will be delivered to the Romanian capital, within 22 months from the date of signing the contract. The value of the contract is almost 60 million euros. The purchased zero-emission vehicles represent yet another investment by Bucharest in improving the quality of life in the city. The trolleybuses will be handed over by the city to the transport company STB SA (Societatea de Transport Bucuresti), which will perform transport services for the city and its residents.

The 12-metre trolleybuses will be powered by a 160 kWh traction motor. Moreover, these emission-free Trollino vehicles will be fitted with state-of-the-art Solaris High Power batteries with a capacity of 60 kWh, which will enable them to cover distances of up to 20 km at a time without connection to an overhead wires. The traction batteries will be recharged both en route (via in-motion charging technology) and overnight at the depot.

The operator Municipiul Bucuresti clearly had the comfort and safety of its travellers in mind when ordering environmentally friendly vehicles. All Trollinos will be equipped with efficient air-conditioning of the passenger area. On board, there will be a monitoring system, passenger information system screens, and USB chargers, with which passengers can charge their phones or tablets. The vehicles will carry 90 passengers at a time, 25 of whom will be seated.

Bucharest is one of 8 cities in Romania with Solaris' zero-emission vehicles - trolleybuses and electric buses. Since 2002, the manufacturer has already delivered almost 500 buses to the local transport operators, including more than 180 vehicles of the Trollino series and more than 100 battery-powered Urbino electric.

In the photo, from left: Nicușor Dan (Mayor of Bucharest), Eugen Daniel Ciolan (Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o.).

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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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