Solaris signed a contract with the municipal transport company EMT Fuenlabrada S.A. for the supply of four Urbino 12 electric buses along with the charging infrastructure. The value of the order, concluded as a result of a tender, stands at over €2m. The zero-emission buses will be delivered to Fuenlabrada in the first half of 2023, Solaris says.
Solaris has been present in Spain since 2010, and is since 2018 owned by Spanish group CAF. Today, over 500 Solaris buses are being driven through Spanish cities.
Fuenlabrada buys electric from Solaris
The Spanish carrier, in charge of public transport in the almost 200,000-strong city of Fuenlabrada, has opted for Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses equipped with 240 kW traction motors and High Energy batteries with a total power of over 400 kWh. What is more, the Solaris e-buses will feature the driver assistance system MobilEye Shield+, which allows blind spots to be eliminated. With the help of cameras placed around the vehicle, the driver is alerted every time an unexpected object is detected in the vicinity (at least 80 cm) of the bus. This is particularly handy in city centres where there are a multitude of traffic participants in a confined area.
The 12-metre Solaris e-buses will carry over 70 passengers, including 21 people seated. The inhabitants of Fuenlabrada will certainly appreciate the comfort and safety of everyday travel due to the buses being equipped with air-conditioning in the passenger compartment boasting modern anti-virus filters.
The most common choice of urban operators in Europe
“I am very proud that another city is opting to develop zero-emission transport by choosing Solaris vehicles. The Urbino 12 electric bus is the most popular vehicle in our electric offering. No local emissions and great operability are the chief advantages that make this model the most common choice of urban transport operators throughout Europe. I am really glad that the residents of Fuenlabrada will soon see for themselves the benefits it offers”, said Javier Calleja, CEO of Solaris.