SOLARIS RECEIVED ORDER FOR 20 E-BUSES FROM POLISH CITY JAWORZNO
The public transport company Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Miejskiej in Jaworzno is buying another 20 Solaris electric buses. The order concerns 15 Urbino 12 electric and 5 low-floor Urbino 8,9 LE electric. With these new 20 Solaris buses, 80% of the Jaworzno fleet will be made up of electric Solaris buses.
The low-floor 9-meter Solaris vehicles will be delivered to the operator by the end of this year and the 12-meter Urbino electric buses in the first half of 2021. All vehicles will be fitted with 160 kWh Solaris High Energy batteries. Charging will be done via pantograph chargers of up to 190 kW and via plug-in connectors. Depot charging stations allow for concurrent recharging of eight buses. The operator intends to purchase another five pantograph charging stations and ten plug-in charging stations for the depot under a separate order. Both in the 9-metre and in the 12-metre version, the heart of the vehicle will be a 160 kW central electric motor.
USB charging sockets and Wi-Fi Internet access are part of the package. Safety will be ensured by CCTV cameras placed in the passenger compartment and in the driver’s cabin as well as devices monitoring the street during reversing manoeuvres and the pantograph when it is charging batteries. The buses will fit 55 passengers in case of Urbino 8,9 LE and 75 persons when it comes to Urbino 12 electric.
It was the city of Jaworzno where the first electric bus in Poland hit the road in 2015. Today, 23 electric buses painted in the operator PKM Jaworzno’s sky blue, are driving around the city. All of them were made by Solaris.