08 Jan 2020


Polish manufacturer Solaris has sold 7 of its low-emission Urbino 12 hybrid buses to the Polish city Ząbkowice Śląskie. Delivery is planned for 31 July 2020. They will serve on routes of the new public transport to be established in the municipality.

The 7 Urbino 12 buses will feature a serial hybrid drive consisting of a 120 kW electric motor and a 151 kW diesel engine meeting Euro 6 standard. Supercapacitors are installed for storing and using recuperated energy. This will allow to cut down fuel consumption and pollutant emissions.

Additionally, the Solaris Urbino 12 hybrid buses will feature an Arrive & Go function that controls the diesel engine operation: the engine is turned off when the bus approaches a bus stop, and it turns the engine on again when the vehicle sets off, which makes it possible for the bus to run in electric motor mode only. This enables a substantial reduction of vehicle exhaust and noise emissions.

The buses will have 37 seats two doors, air conditioning for the passenger compartment, video surveillance, voice announcement system and USB ports. In compliance with the Awarding Authority’s wish, defibrillators will be placed on board of the vehicles.

The seven Solaris Urbino 12 hybrids will be used for public transport in Ząbkowice which is to be launched in the second half of 2020. In the second quarter of 2020 the authorities will hold a tendering procedure for rendering public road transport services. It is estimated that the Public Transport of Ząbkowice will cover approximately 1,500 kilometres per day, running to all districts within the municipality.

The funds for the purchase of the low-emission buses were obtained by the Municipality of Ząbkowice Śląskie from the European Regional Development Fund, under the Regional Operational Programme for the Dolnośląskie region for 2014-2020.

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