€6 MILLION ORDER FOR SOLARIS: 10 ELECTRIC URBINO'S AND CHARGING EQUIPMENT
The Municipal Road and Transport Authority in the Polish city Radom ordered ten Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses together with infrastructure for charging them. The contract worth PLN 26m, just over €6 million, will be completed by mid-June 2020.
As early as the middle of next year, Radom will be enriched by ten new completely emission-free electric buses. They will be equipped with 116 kWh Solaris High Power batteries which will power a 2x125 kW electric axle. The energy will be transferred to the buses through a fast-charging pantograph system and at the depot, via a plug-in connection.
The comfortable vehicles will offer their passengers, among others, efficient air-conditioning and USB chargers for charging mobile devices during the ride. The drivers will have their own air conditioning. In turn, for cold winter days, an additional heating system powered by low-emission compressed natural gas (CNG) will be provided. Its tank will be located on the roof of the vehicle. In order to make it easier for the blind and visually impaired passengers to use the public transport effectively, all buttons in the passenger compartment will feature Braille graphics.
Solaris will also provide the chargers along with their installation including construction works and obtaining appropriate permits. Two pantograph charging points with a capacity of 300 kW each will be created in selected locations in the city. In the depot the vehicles will be charged at night, using 6 chargers (two 40 kW and four two-station 80 kW). Therefore, it will be possible to connect all 10 ordered electric buses simultaneously to the grid. Deliveries as well as the assembly and installation works will end in mid-June 2020.
Since the launch of its first electric bus, Solaris has delivered or contracted over 400 electro-buses from 17 countries, including 150 on the Polish market.