The 20,000th Solaris Electric Bus is Running on the Roads of Warsaw

Europe’s leading Bus manufacturer, Solaris has been producing innovative and environment-friendly buses since 1996. The company has manufactured five types of buses till now and released its 20,000th bus, the electric Urbino 18 on 15th December 2020. Manufactured in Solaris factory in Bolechowo, the electric Urbino 18 is running on the streets of Poland’s capital, Warsaw by Operator MZA. The municipal carrier, Operator MZA has purchased over 1200 Solaris vehicles of various generations so far, including 150 ultramodern electric buses.

Expressing his thoughts about the latest product, Javier Calleja CEO of Solaris commented, “If you take a look at the first and at the latest generation of Solaris vehicles of the Urbino range, you will notice the enormous progress made in public transport. It is not only about the advancement of technology and the design of vehicles, although this area, too, has undergone an impressive transformation.”

“For Solaris though, the most important change that has happened in the industry over the past two decades is the transition of priorities towards clean drivelines, and consequently, towards the quality of life of city inhabitants,” Javier added.

The electric Urbino 18 with MZA bus fleet number 5999 is remarkably comfortable, produces zero CO2 emissions, and the last delivery by Solaris under a huge order of 130 electric buses placed by Warsaw in 2019. Solaris unveiled its first Urbino electric in the year 2011, which escalated the company to the rank of sector pioneer and defined the DNA of Solaris. The firm manufactures over 1500 buses annually, with nearly half of these featuring electric drives and a clear majority of them are producing zero emissions. Solaris produces five different types of busses including; Zero emissions, Conventional Drives, Metro Style, Low Emissions, Special vehicles and trams.

The electric Urbino 18 will be deployed to line 503, which is served exclusively by zero-emission vehicles. Painted in the red and yellow coat of MZA, the bus will be stationed at the depot Stalowa, where its batteries will get recharged overnight.

20,000 vehicles have rolled off the production lines of Solaris, going all the way to 32 states in Europe and elsewhere, too. With thousands of more vehicles, Solaris wants to change the face of public transport which is a foundation of modern, sustainable metropolises, the company stated.

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