Solaris to Supply 123 E-Buses to Romania
Solaris is solidifying its position in the Romanian public transport market. In a government tender run by the Romanian Ministry for
Solaris is solidifying its position in the Romanian public transport market. In a government tender run by the Romanian Ministry for Public Works, Development, and Administration (Ministerul Lucrărilor Publice, Dezvoltării Și Administrației), with seven local towns and cities as beneficiaries, Solaris has been awarded a huge order for 123 out of 131 e-buses. The total value of the contract stands at nearly EUR 65 million. Seven Romanian towns and cities are beneficiaries of a tender for 131 modern, zero-emission e-buses.
All Urbino 12 electric buses will be designed for both pantograph and plug-in recharging. Together with the vehicles, Solaris will deliver the infrastructure for slow- and fast-charging to every location. This will encompass a total of 123 40 kW plug-in chargers and 36 300 kW pantograph chargers. The modern, zero-emission vehicles will be air-conditioned and equipped with a comprehensive passenger information system, tailored to the individual requirements and needs of every city.
This tender, launched by Romania, is one of the biggest for e-buses in Europe. It is worth remembering that over the last few years Solaris has carried out contracts for the delivery of 130 articulated Solaris Urbino 18 buses for Warsaw operator MZA Warszawa, 90 Urbino 12 electric buses for Berlin-based operator Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe, and 40 Urbino 12 electrics for Italian carrier ATM Milano.
Solaris is already very well-known in Romania. The partnership with the country began in 2002. Since then, Solaris has supplied Romanian carriers with over 300 vehicles, including over 100 zero-emission, environmentally neutral trolleybuses and over 40 Urbino 12 electric buses. More vehicles for Romanian towns and cities (including 25 Trollino 18s for Brașov and 11 Trollino 12s for Târgu Jiu) are currently being manufactured.