Further Solaris electric buses are set to hit the roads of Milan. This time, the Italian metropolis will welcome 105 Urbino 18 electric buses. The delivery of the 105 articulated Solaris e-buses will start in first half of 2025. Also Iveco Bus has been winning a lot in the last tender issued by ATM (as we had anticipated in summer 2023).

The Solaris brand continues to solidify its position in the Italian market, particularly in the segment of battery-powered electric and hydrogen buses. This year alone, the bus maker has signed contracts for the supply of 98 Urbino e-buses to Cagliari and 90 hydrogen buses to Venice. Additionally, Solaris will carry out the largest-ever order for hydrogen buses in Europe, producing 130 hydrogen-powered buses for Bologna.

500 Solaris buses already in Milan

The partnership between Solaris and ATM in Milan began in 2014. Since then, the carrier has ordered nearly 500 vehicles from the manufacturer. Since 2018, Solaris has been supplying Milan solely with zero-emission vehicles (trolleybuses included). 

The order placed by ATM Milano involves the Urbino 18 electric model. This articulated Solaris e-bus will be equipped with Solaris High Energy batteries with a total capacity of 700 kWh. Similar to previous e-buses delivered to Milan, the newly commissioned units will be charged through both a pantograph and plug-in technology. The urban infrastructure has been optimized to allow regular recharging using chargers placed along the route, ensuring a practically unlimited all-day driving range.

“Solaris e-buses have become a permanent fixture in the landscape of European towns and cities, pursuing their mission to boost zero-emission mobility. Milan sets an impressive example by heavily investing in sustainable transport. We are very pleased to be a partner in this transition,” said Javier Iriarte, CEO of Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o. 


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