Solaris has secured new contracts to supply electric buses in the Scandinavian market, specifically the Swedish market. In fact, Nobina, Scandinavia’s largest operator, has ordered a total of 88 electric buses from the Polish manufacturer (CAF Group) for its fleet operating in three regions: Skåne, Värmland, and Malmö.

Going into the specifics of the order, these are 18 Urbino 18 electric articulated and 70 Urbino 15 LE electric three-axle buses, a model also approved for intercity services. Deliveries are scheduled for 2024 and 2025.

These new orders mark another significant step towards greener public transport solutions in Sweden. We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with Nobina and be a part of the implementation of zero-emission solutions also in suburban transportation. We believe it is crucial for the global transformation of mobility”, said Olivier Michard, Member of the Management Board for Sales and Marketing in Solaris Bus & Coach.

Solaris Urbino 15 LE and Urbino 18 for Nobina, in detail

The buses ordered for the Skåne and Värmland regions are the Solaris Urbino 15 LE electric. This low-entry, three-axle electric bus, suitable for both urban and suburban service, is gaining popularity on the Swedish market. Each bus will be powered by a 240 kW central motor drawing energy from Solaris High Energy batteries with a total capacity of over 560 kWh. This setup enables smooth operation throughout the day, with overnight charging via a plug-in system. Key features of this model include the Scandinavian package, which adapts them to difficult weather conditions. The operator opted for additional outside lightning above the door to facilitate the boarding and alighting of passengers at dusk.

Nobina has chosen the Urbino 18 electric, an articulated model with modular drive for Malmö Built on a new modular-drive system architecture and featuring the latest battery technology, the bus will be equipped with a 240 kW asynchronous motor and new-generation Solaris High Energy batteries, all located on the roof of the vehicle.


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