LUBLIN INVESTS AGAIN IN EMISSION FREE BUS FLEET
The public transport operator Municipal Transport Authority (ZTM) in Lublin ordered twelve Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses. They are to be delivered from November 2021 to April 2022. The total value of all the contracts for ordered electric buses with seven charging stations and aftersale servicing exceeds 7 million euros (PLN 32 million).
The contract for the delivery of electric buses was signed with the Municipal Transport Authority (ZTM) in Lublin on 8 May 2020. Seven Urbino 12 electric will be delivered by the end of 2021, the other five will roll out onto the streets in Lublin in the first half of 2022.The electric drive axle will be fuelled with the power stored in 116 kWh Solaris High Power batteries, adapted to frequent and fast charging using a traditional plug in system as well a roofmounted pantograph. In addition the roofs of the buses will be also fitted with photovoltaic panels, optimising the use of electric power in the bus.
Along with the buses, Solaris will also deliver seven charging devices. Depending on customer needs, dual mode chargers will enable the concurrent recharging of two buses with a charging power of 40 kW or of a one bus with a charging power of 80 kW.
Ordered low-floor vehicles will have enough space on board for 70 passengers, of whom 27 can travel seated. All the buses will be fitted with ticket vending machines, enabling passengers to pay for the tickets by card or in cash. There will be double-USB ports in the passengers’ compartment and a state-of-the-art passenger information system, including a visual monitoring system and passenger counting system.
As one of the first Polish cities Lublin ordered in 1996 buses from Solaris. December 2019 ZTM ordered 15 articulated trolleybuses of the Solaris Trollino 18 type and 20 electric buses Solaris Urbino 12 electric. In the pictures (from the left): Grzegorz Malec, Director of ZTM Lublin and Krzysztof Musiał, Sales Director, Solaris Bus & Coach.