SOLARIS ELECTRIC BUSES IN NURNBERG AND FURTH
Solaris Bus & Coach has won two contracts to deliver electric buses to Germany. The first agreement was signed with VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft, a public transport operator from Nurnberg. A nearly identical vehicle will be delivered to Infra Furth Verkehr GmbH, from a neighboring city of Furth.
Both emission-free buses will be equipped with a ZF AVE 130 electric driven axle with an integrated electric motors and a Medcom drive system. The drive, as well as the air conditioning and heating will be powered by energy stored in a 240 kWh batterie. Both buses will be charged via a plug-in system which allows the overnight charging at the depot. Additionally, they will have a charger mounted on the roof, which will enable the buses to be charged also outside of the depot. The innovative vehicles will also be prepared for a future installment of the pantograph which will allow the fast charging to take place while the bus is on route.
Solaris has been present in Nurnberg since 2005. There are 28 green dachshund logo buses travelling on the roads of this Bavarian city. In the middle of April of this year, Solaris Bus & Coach delivered eight articulated new Urbino 18 buses to VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft from Nurnberg. In Furth there are two Solaris Urbino 12 already on the road.