The authorities of the city of Galați, in Romania, have ordered Solaris 40 battery buses. 20 Urbino 9 LE electric and 20 Urbino 12 electric will be delivered to the customer at the beginning of 2025, according to plans.

Romania saw a significant increase in e-bus registrations last year: with 368 BEV buses, the growth on 2022 is around 128%. In the same 2023 Solaris placed second in the battery-electric bus market (but kept the leadership of the zero emission bus market in Europe thanks to the H2 bus registrations).

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The authorities of the city of Galați, Romania, have selected the supplier of 40 electric buses through a tender procedure. Solaris will deliver 20 battery buses in a 9-meter version and another 20 with a length of 12 meters. The e-buses will be equipped with both plug-in charging sockets and rails for inverted pantographs.

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The battery-powered Solaris buses for Galați will be equipped with Solaris High Energy batteries. The 9-meter bus will be designed to carry 59 passengers, while the 12-meter bus will carry 74.

A Mobileye Shield Fisheye system will be installed in all e-buses, responsible for implementing GSR2 requirements, including warnings about the presence of pedestrians and bicyclists in front of the vehicle and in the blind spot on the right and left sides of the vehicle, as well as an intelligent speed assistant.

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