Poland to Get First Hydrogen Bus from Solaris for MZK in Konin
MZK in Konin will be the first public transport operator in Poland to add a hydrogen bus to its fleet. Secured by Solaris Bus & Coach, the contract stipulates the four-year lease of a Urbino 12 hydrogen bus propelled with energy derived from hydrogen. The vehicle will be delivered to Konin in 2022. The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen has found its first user in Poland. The city pioneering the step towards hydrogen energy in public transport is none other than Konin. The contract signed on 7 July assumes the lease of the unit in question for four years. Solaris will supply the hydrogen-powered vehicle to Konin in 2022. It is there, in Konin, that the first generally accessible hydrogen refilling station in Poland will be set up, by the end of 2021.
The main advantages of a hydrogen bus include in particular the short refilling time, the wide driving range as well as the zero-emission, noise-free and city resident-friendly operation of the vehicle. Hydrogen is an absolutely clean energy source. The sole by-products of the chemical reaction taking place in the hydrogen fuel cell are heat and steam. The hydrogen will be stored in gaseous form, in roof-stacked tanks. The commissioned bus will also feature an additional electric energy storage device – a Solaris High Power battery.
The Solaris 12 hydrogen bus had its première in 2019 and quite naturally complemented the emission-free offer of the producer. Electric buses, including the Urbino 15 LE electric designed for intercity carriage, trolleybuses and hydrogen buses together make up an offer that can be easily adapted to individual needs of carriers across all of Europe.