26 Jun 2016


Poland’s newest electric city bus, the Solaris Urbino 12, features a conductive fast
charging system with traction power from a pair of 125kw motors. Solaris claims it is also the world’s first to feature handrails made from antimicrobial copper intended to continuously destroy germs deposited on their surfaces.

The rails are engineered to be lightweight and the solid copper alloy chosen is also attractive and colour stable. Copper shares its antimicrobial efficacy with over 500 copper alloys, including brass and bronze, creating a large family of metals collectively called antimicrobial copper. The batteries of the bus have a 240kWh  capacity and can be charged either via pantograph (during stops) or from a charger using a plug-in connector.

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