04 Oct 2019

BUSWORLD AWAITS THREE EMISSION-FREE SOLARIS BUSES

Hall 5, booth 507

Solaris is going to present three emission-free vehicles at Busworld Europe: the Urbino 12 hydrogen, Urbino 18 electric and Trollino 24. And the Polish manufacturer has a world première with its new battery type Solaris High Energy+.

In the past months Solaris has won orders to proclaim itself European leader in terms of deals secured for electric buses.

At the exhibition in Brussels, the Urbino electric family will be represented by an articulated 18-meter bus that will be fitted with the latest advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and a airconditioning combined with a heat pump. The new Solaris High Energy+ batteries boasting extremely high energy density are a novelty in the bus.

Solaris added two zero-emission vehicles to its portfolio: the hydrogen-fuelled Urbino 12 hydrogen, which can cover up to 350 km on a single refill, and the 24-meter trolleybus Trollino 24, which will have its début at the Busworld exhibition.

The Solaris Urbino 18 electric will be equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The Mobileye Shield Plus device minimises the risk of colliding with pedestrians or cyclists.

What is more, the bus will feature a system initiating automatic braking: Collision Mitigation System (CMS). When the radar detects the risk of a potential head-on collision, the system goes into braking mode, reducing velocity and thus alleviating the consequences of a potential collision. The 18-meter Solaris features cameras that ensure improved visibility. They increase the field of view substantially and they improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle. This new solution is already available for the whole Urbino family. An absolute novelty is the batteries used in the bus, the Solaris High Energy+.

Solaris is currently the biggest producer of trolleybuses in the EU, having supplied over 1350 vehicles to clients in 16 countries. Unveiled for the first time at the Busworld 2019, the bi-articulated Trollino 24 is the longest vehicle assembled by the Polish manufacturer so far. Its driveline consists of two traction motors of 160 kW each, propelling two drive axles. A pack of 58 kWh Solaris High Power batteries installed in the bus is charged en route, collecting current from the overhead line via a bipolar pantograph traditionally in use in trolleybuses.

The Urbino 12 hydrogen is fitted with a state-of-the-art fuel cell of 60 kW. The hydrogen accumulated in gaseous form in 5 new-generation composite tanks placed alongside on the bus roof. A multifunctional valve encompassing a range of safety measures is installed at the end of each cylinder.

The bus is equipped with a Solaris High Power battery whose role it is to support the fuel cell in moments of increased demand for electric power.



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