Solaris has been awarded with the largest electric bus order ever commissioned in Romania, eastern Europe. In a government tender run by the Romanian Ministry for Public Works, Development, and Administration, with seven local towns and cities as beneficiaries, Solaris has been awarded a huge order for 123 out of 131 e-buses. The total value of the contract stands at nearly €65m.
All e-buses delivered by end 2022
Seven Romanian towns and cities are beneficiaries of a tender for 131 modern, zero-emission e-buses. Out of this pool, Solaris has been awarded an order for 123 12-metre vehicles destined for six locations: the towns and cities of Iași, Sibiu, Sighetu Marmației, Suceava, Târgu Mureș and Pitești. The total value of the contract amounts to just shy of €65m. The detailed delivery schedules vary for different locations, however Solaris says all orders are to be completed by the end of 2022.
“We were very glad to hear the results of the tender announced by the Ministry for Public Works, Development, and Administration in Romania. Seeing more and more municipalities take such far-sighted and eco-friendly decisions to extend their fleets via the addition of modern, zero-emission buses, is great news not only for us, but also for future generations”, said Petros Spinaris, member of the Management Board of Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o. for Sales, Marketing and Customer Service.
Also charging infrastructures commissioned
All Urbino 12 electric buses will be designed for both pantograph and plug-in recharging. Together with the vehicles, Solaris will deliver the infrastructure for slow- and fast-charging to every location. This will encompass a total of 123 40 kW plug-in chargers and 36 300 kW pantograph chargers. The modern, zero-emission vehicles will be air-conditioned and equipped with a comprehensive passenger information system, tailored to the individual requirements and needs of every city.