20 ELECTRIC AND 15 TROLLEYBUSES FROM SOLARIS TO LUBLIN
In the city Lublin, north-east in Poland, the public transport authority Zarząd Transportu Miejskiego (ZTM) have placed an order at Solaris for the delivery of 20 Solaris Urbino 12 Electric and 15 Trollino 18 trolleybuses. The value of the orders exceeds 25 million euros.
The new vehicles commissioned by public transport authority ZTM include 15 articulated Solaris Trollino 18 trolleybuses and 20 electric buses of the Solaris Urbino 12 electric type. The vehicles are to be delivered from November 2020 to September 2021. “Thanks to investments in electric buses and trolleybuses Lublin already meets the target of a 25% share of electric vehicles in the operator’s total fleet, putting the city at the forefront of electromobility systems in Poland. In 2021 50% of the fleet will be electric,” says Krzysztof Żuk, mayor of Lublin.
The Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses will be fitted with 116 kWh Solaris High Power batteries feeding a traction motor of 160 kW and a roof-mounted pantograph. Plug-in connectors will be used for overnight charging at the bus depot. Photovoltaic panels are mounted on the roof, thus enabling optimised energy use by the various bus systems. Solaris will also set up the infrastructure needed for recharging. Four pantograph chargers of 450 kW each will be placed at two bus terminals. Another ten stationary chargers with a power of 40 kW, and two mobile 40 kW chargers will be located at one of the depots.
The Trollino 18 will also be fitted with a Solaris High Power battery with a capacity of 58 kWh to enable operation of the bus 'off line'. In-Motion-Charging is done through automatic current collectors. Each vehicle will have a 240 kW traction motor installed. All of the supplied buses and trolleybuses will be equipped with an air-conditioning system cooling the driver’s work space and the passenger compartment. The whole bus lighting will be made out of LED lamps. USB charging ports facilitating the recharging of devices such as a mobile phone will be available to passengers. CCTV cameras recording the vehicle interior, as well as what is in front and behind it, will vouch for the safety of travellers.
Lublin is one of the first cities Solaris have supplied buses to. The first Solaris bus entered the city in 1996 and it has now 1456 Solaris buses on its routes.