Bratislava orders 4 Solaris hydrogen buses; Solaris signs contract for 2,000th electric bus

The Slovak carrier Dopravný podnik Bratislava (DPB) has opted for four hydrogen buses to be manufactured and delivered by Solaris. This is the first order placed under a framework agreement. These buses will be the first hydrogen buses in Slovakia. According to a framework agreement concluded by DPB with the bus manufacturer, the Slovak transporter could eventually order up to 40 hydrogen buses. The first four Urbino 12 hydrogen vehicles will be delivered in July next year.

The heart of the Urbino 12 hydrogen bus is a 70 kW fuel cell pack. The hydrogen system also includes auxiliary devices, for example to supply hydrogen and air at an adequate pressure to recirculate the hydrogen that has not been used, and also to maintain an appropriate and stable temperature. fuel cells during operation.

Urbino 12 Hydrogen in Cologne, Germany


The electricity generated during vehicle operation in the fuel cell is transmitted directly to the drive train. The hydrogen is stored in gaseous form in composite tanks placed on the roof of the bus.

Separately, Solaris announcement that she recently signed a contract for her 2,000e electric bus.

Orders for these 2,000 Urbino electric vehicles have been placed by transporters from more than 140 cities in 21 European countries. More than 1,300 vehicles from this fleet have already been delivered and are enhancing public transport. Another 700 electric units will be manufactured this year or in the years to come.

Urbino electric vehicles enhance modern and environmentally friendly transport in cities such as Berlin, Bolzano, Brussels, Cluj-Napoca, Krakow, Landshut, Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Paris, Warsaw and Venice.

Solaris launched the first 8.9-meter Urbino electric bus in 2011. The Urbino 12 electric bus has been manufactured since 2012. A year later, the Urbino 18 articulated electric bus was unveiled. In 2019 a platform for the bi-articulated electric Urbino 24 was developed and in 2020 the electric Urbino 15 LE was launched as the first intercity e-bus in Solaris’ electric range. In 2021, 10 years after the launch of its predecessor, the last electric bus is presented to the public: the electric Urbino 9 LE.

Solaris manufactures more than 1,500 buses a year, nearly half of which are equipped with fully or partially electric drives.

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