POLISH CITY MALBORK BUYS ELECTRIC SOLARIS BUSES
Public transport operator MZK Malbork and Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. signed a contract for the delivery of six electric buses. It are the first electric buses the city with almost 40.000 inhabitants ordered. Malbork had issued a tender for this investment.
With this investment Malbork is another Polish city to modernize its bus fleet putting comfort and urban air quality in the foreground. Poland is already the fifth country in the European Union as regards the number of electric buses on the roads. The six Urbino 12 Electric low-floor will be delivered to Malbork in September 2021 at the latest. “It is impressive to see the network of electric transport in Poland developing so dynamically. Malbork is joining the European avant-garde as regards the investments in innovative and green solutions in urban transport that is the basis for sustainable urban centres”, said Petros Spinaris, deputy CEO of Solaris.
The buses will be fitted with Solaris High Energy batteries with a total capacity of 240 kWh. Throughout the day they will be recharged using fast inverted pantograph chargers to be set up at two bus termini. At the end of each day the buses will be connected to plug-in charging devices at the bus depot.