Major order. Skoda Group, in fact, will carry out the major trolleybus project in Genoa, being chosen by Solaris Bus & Coach as the supplier of complete traction equipment for the 112 18-meter articulated trolleybuses destined for the Ligurian city.

Due to this partnership, Skoda will not only produce the traction devices, but also install them in the vehicles and test them. The traction equipment for the Genoa trolley buses will include traction batteries with a capacity of 81 kWh, which will allow extended operation of the vehicles off the catenary. The complete package also includes automatic current collectors or advanced diagnostics.

«At Skoda Group we are proud to be part of one of the largest trolleybus projects. It is a demonstration of the trust that our partners place in our Group’s technological expertise and manufacturing capabilities. Our traction drives, which have already been deployed in more than 50,000 vehicles worldwide, prove our commitment to excellence in every journey. We believe in innovations that cross borders and change the way people perceive urban transport» says Karel Majer, Chairman of the Board of Management of Skoda Electric in Skoda Group.


Related articles

Here are the new 4-axle trolleybus for Sao Paolo

With the delivery of the first new-generation 4-axle trolleybus, Metra’s fleet renewal plan for the suburban trolleybus network of EMTU (Empresa Metropolitana de Trasportes Urbanos) of Sao Paulo began. The expansion plan presented in 2023 envisaged the purchase of 80 new trolleybuses equipped ...

Discovering Genoa’s new subway trains

The first of 14 trains ordered by AMT to upgrade the metro service has arrived in Genoa. The investment totalled EUR 70 million, fully financed by the Ministry of Transport. The vehicles, registered in the 41-54 series, will be put within a few months into operation on the Genoa metro line, which wi...

New two tram lines will be in service in Casablaca

In Casablanca, the tram is being expanded. Two new lines, T3 and T4, are scheduled to open in june 2024. They will integrate with the existing T1 and T2 lines and increase the length of the network by about 60%. This is quite an achievement for Morocco’s largest city with 4 million inhabitants...