LITHUANIA BUYS ITS FIRST SOLARIS ELECTRIC BUS
Solaris recently signed a contract with the municipal transport operator of the Lithuanian city of Tauragė for the delivery of the Urbino 8,9 LE electric. This first battery Solaris in Lithuania will hit the streets of the Lithuanian city in March 2020 at the latest.
This début vehicle, Solaris Urbino 8,9 LE electric, was recently purchased by the Tauragė city operator UAB Tauragės autobusų parkas. The vehicle is to be delivered within 12 months.
The nearly 9 meter long electric bus will be fitted with 120 kWh batteries charged by a plug-in using an on-board charger. The bus will feature a 160 kW electric motor. The Urbino can carry up to 34 passengers, including 24 seated ones. A bay for wheelchair-bound passengers and those with prams will be located at the same level as the second door. Air conditioning, CCTV cameras, and a modern passenger information system will provide for the convenience and safety of travellers.
Solaris has been present in Lithuania since 2004. Including 130 trolleybuses, there are almost 380 Solaris buses cruising around the cities of Vilnius, Kaunas and Panevėžys.