Solaris Bus & Coach has just delivered 15 Solaris Urbino electric buses to the largest Estonian public transport operator, Aktsiaselts Tallinna Linnatransport (TLT), which provides transport services in the capital of Estonia. The contract value, including the delivery of buses and charging infrastructure, exceeded 10 million EUR.

For the first time, Solaris vehicles made their way to the Estonian capital 12 years ago. Apart from 350 CNG buses, Solaris has also delivered 50 zero-emission Trollino trolleybuses to Tallinn.

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Solaris delivers e-buses in Tallin

Earlier this year, the Tallinn municipal government has decided to invest in 40 battery-powered trolleybuses and upgrade the contact network. This decision comes after 24 years of transitioning from trolleybuses to buses (with heavy commitment to CNG drivetrains).

In addition to the delivery of the vehicles themselves, the contract also includes the supply of charging infrastructure: 15 stationary chargers that will operate at the depot and two pantograph stations located in the city next to the lines on which electric Solaris will run.

Kaido Padar, a member of the board of TLT, states:”We will be the first in Estonia to gain invaluable experience of how battery buses behave in our weather, what are their driving characteristics and passenger comfort. We are definitely ready to meet with other transport companies and share experiences so that modern electric vehicles reach the streets of other Estonian cities as well”.

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