SATU MARE IN ROMANIA GETS SOLARIS HYBRID BUSES
The city of Satu Mare in Romania has ordered 11 hybrid buses at Solaris Bus & Coach. In a public tender, the municipal operator selected the Polish supplier of the 11 Urbino 12 hybrid buses for which now the contract is signed. Delivery is set for the second half of 2020.
Also the parties involved signed a framework agreement which allows extension of collaboration in the future and the supply of four more Solaris Urbino 12 hybrid and two articulated Solaris Urbino 18 hybrid buses. The first 11 twelve meter buses of Solaris for Satu Mare will be fitted with a serial hybrid drive consisting of an electric motor of 120 kW and a diesel engine of 151 kW. They will also feature supercapacitors that make it possible to store and use recuperated energy.
The buses will be equipped with a Stop&Go feature that controls the diesel engine operation: it turns off the engine when the bus halts at bus stops, and it turns it on again once the vehicle sets off. It generates a considerable reduction of emissions and of fuel consumption. The Solaris Urbino 12 hybrid will be able to carry a maximum of 96 persons of which 31 can be seated. Air conditioning and video surveillance is on board. As the vehicles are furnished with a passenger counting system, the operator will have access to information on the number of persons frequenting particular routes.
Since 2002 Solaris has supplied nearly 250 buses and trolleybuses to Romanian cities, including over 40 buses with electric drives to Cluj-Napoca.