“For the first time in the history of Solaris, a vehicle of our brand came to North America”. The announcement has been made by the Polish manufacturer today, 15th September. In the coming years, the manufacturer “is considering offering exclusively zero-emission vehicles on those markets, i.e. battery, hydrogen, and trolleybuses“.
Solaris Trollino in Canada
The OEM adds that “In Vancouver, Canada, the Solaris Trollino 12 trolleybus has been tested in regular city traffic for the last few weeks. The vehicle is equipped with batteries, allowing it to drive both from the overhead wires and in areas with no catenary”.
The intention of the company to enter North American market has been highlighted several times by Solaris delegates in the last couple of years. Solaris would rely on its owner CAF’s network in the region.
Solaris continues: “The current trolleybus fleet in Vancouver consists of 262 vehicles that were delivered to the metropolis between 2006 and 2009. The carrier intends to renew its fleets by the end of this decade. Trollino’s presentation in Vancouver is another step in the implementation of Solaris’ strategy of entering the USA and Canada with its offer. In the coming years, the manufacturer is considering offering exclusively zero-emission vehicles on those markets, i.e. battery, hydrogen, and trolleybuses”.
“The tests were an opportunity for North American authorities to get acquainted with the Solaris product – Solaris continues -. This initiative also gave us the opportunity to collect valuable feedback while road testing the vehicle in several service scenarios”