On behalf of the city of Zielona Góra, its municipal transport operator Miejski Zakład Komunikacji has awarded an order to Solaris for the delivery of 8 e-buses. These modern Urbino 12 electric units will be adapted to use the charging systems already in place in Zielona Góra. The batteries will be charged both in the bus depot and at the termini around the city. The buses will be delivered within 365 days of the contract’s signing.On 16 March, Solaris and the city of Zielona Góra signed a contract for the purchase of 8 standard-length e-buses, each measuring 12 metres. These zero-emission vehicles will enhance the city’s environmentally-friendly urban fleet and will be rolling along the streets of Zielona Góry within one year of signing the contract. What is more, the tender’s terms and conditions foresee an optional extension of the order by up to 6 units of the same type.The drive unit of the Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses destined for Zielona Góra will consist of two electric engines integrated into the drive axle. The voltage converters feeding the traction motors will feature SiC transistors. The energy needed to power the motors will be stored in High Power batteries. The vehicles will be charged either in the bus depot, by means of stationary plug-in charging stations, or all over the city, using an inverted pantograph integrated into a mast and lowered onto the contact bars mounted on the roof at the rear of the vehicle.The bus interior will be air-conditioned with a CO2-heat pump. It will also feature ticket vending machines and USB charging ports for passengers. What is more, the vehicles will have defibrillators on board to save a life in the event of a cardiac arrest. The buses will boast 30 seats, including 13 with increased accessibility, i. e. without any additional steps, which is particularly important for people with disabilities and those travelling with prams or pushchairs. The driver will have rear parking sensors at their disposal, among other things.A few months ago, at the turn of October and November, Zielona Góra conducted trials of the articulated Urbino 18 electric bus. In previous years, the city had also had the opportunity to see the benefits of 8m, 9m and 12m buses from Bolechowo. Zielona Góra shall now become a new client in the company’s electric portfolio. So far, Solaris has delivered over 500 zero-emission e-buses to 36 Polish towns and cities.