SOLARIS SUPPLIES HVO BUSES IN NORWAY
The first order is for 75 Urbinos of the 18.75-meter variant, to be delivered to the company Unibuss. The elongated, articulated third-generation buses will be equipped in Euro 6 engines made by DAF and compliant with the Euro 6 emissions norm.
The same drive unit will be installed in 24 Urbino 12 buses of the new generation, which the firm Nobina has acquired in a tender. One of the more interesting elements of the vehicle fitting will be intercity bus seats, even though the buses themselves will be operating only within Oslo. Also the fuel type the buses will run on is innovative: it is the so-called HVO, i.e. a biofuel of the latest generation. Supplies under both contracts are to be carried out in the first quarter of 2017.
There are currently 369 buses built by Solaris rolling on the streets of 24 Norwegian cities. Once the delivery of Urbino buses, scheduled for the beginning of next year, is completed, Norway will have 468 Solaris buses altogether, which will elevate the Polish manufacturer back to first rank among low-floor city bus suppliers to that country.