A consortium consisting of Solaris Bus & Coach and Škoda Electric will deliver more trolley buses to Budapest: 48 Trollino vehicles will be equipped with an additional battery that will allow them to drive without being connected to overhead cables. The new order is another batch covered by a framework agreement signed in 2014. Thanks to this long-term investment a total of 108 Solaris Trollino buses will soon be running on the streets of the Hungarian capital.
The electric trolleybuses destined for Budapest will be completely low-floor and will boast airconditioning, a video surveillance system, a reversing camera and a fire extinguishing system. Passenger comfort will be enhanced by modern LED interior lighting. What is more, LED technology will be used for dipped headlights and daytime running lights.
The Czech manufacturer will supply the electric equipment for the trolleybuses and a set of batteries that will enable the vehicles to cover at least four kilometres without being connected to overhead wires. The 12-metre Trollinos will be equipped with a 160 kW electric motor, while the 18-metre trolleybuses will boast a 250 kW engine.
«Budapest is an excellent example of long-term and consistent efforts to protect the environment and take care of its residents. We are very glad that our unique, zero-emission trolleybuses bolster urban transport in this beautiful, historic city. Altogether, it’s a whopping 108 vehicles! It is a great honour, all the more so as our partnership started back in 2014 and BKK has already twice taken up the option to extend its original order», said Petros Spinaris, Board Member of Solaris for Sales and After Sales.