Solaris Bus & Coach and MZA Warszawa have signed a new contract for the delivery of 12 electric buses Urbino 12 electric. At Mobility Move in Berlin this week the OEM launched a revamped version of the model, with higher battery capacity available.

Further electric buses for Warsaw

In total, Solaris has already delivered 152 e-buses to the capital. The company is currently implementing a contract from December 2023 for 12 articulated Urbino 18 electric buses. MZA Warsaw had taken delivery of the 20,000th bus ever produced by Solaris Bus & Coach. This handover involved the last of the 130 electric bus units supplied to the capital of Poland following the order secured in summer 2019 (the first bus was delivered in end March).

Warsaw has one of the largest fleets of electric buses in Europe. The 152 Solaris buses, operating on the streets of the capital, constitute a vast majority of the electric buses in the city.

The Urbino 12 electric the manufacturer’s flagship and most popular battery model. Each of the ordered buses will be equipped with an electric motor, which will draw energy from Solaris High Energy batteries. The vehicles will be charged in two ways – at depots using a classic plug-in connector, as well as through pantographs placed along the routes. The buses will be air-conditioned using CO2 devices with a heat pump.

Solaris is the European market leader in electric and hydrogen buses. The manufacturer says it has “a order portfolio including more than 3,000 zero-emission buses, of which nearly 2,300 are actively serving routes in cities and towns across Europe”.


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