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Battery-powered Solaris Urbino 12 is Bus of the Year 2016 in Spain

  • Agregado 21 enero 2016
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The most innovative item in the Solaris portfolio – the new Urbino 12 electric – was honored with the prestigious title Bus of the Year 2016 in Spain. The awards are given by the Spanish trade magazine „Viajeros”.

The official awarding ceremony took place in Madrid. The jury was composed of representatives of the most important public transport companies in Spain as well as by local experts in the automotive field. When assessing the competing vehicles, the jury paid attention to such parameters as reliability and environmental friendliness. It decided to grant the title Bus of the Year 2016 in Spain to the new Solaris Urbino 12 electric.

Emission-free and clean, the 12-metre Urbino 12 electric celebrated its premiere in 2015, during Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium. The electrically powered Solaris bus can be fitted with different kinds of batteries of various capacities. Solaris offers many configurations also in the regard of charging systems: plug-in, pantograph or inductive charging systems depending on the infrastructure the customer has. Thanks to its unique style, extraordinary performance results as well as low-cost exploitation and most of all almost unlimited functional capabilities, the new Urbino 12 electric is the perfect answer to the growing needs of dynamically developing metropolises.

Solaris was one of the first companies in Europe to start working on the development of fully electric buses and in 2011 presented its first battery bus. The title Bus of the Year in Spain constitutes further success of Solaris on the path of electromobility. In times of progressing climate changes and the necessity to reduce harmful emissions, more and more operators decide to purchase this quiet and clean means of transport. Currently Solaris battery-powered vehicles are running in Austria, Germany, Sweden and Poland. In the nearest future electric Solaris buses will start operation in Barcelona. Additionally the awarded model of the new Urbino has been tested in Paris and soon will drive into the streets of Hamburg and Hannover in Germany as well as in Tampere, Finland.



About Solaris Bus & Coach
Solaris Bus & Coach is a major European producer of city, intercity and special-purpose buses as well as low-floor trams. Since the start of production in 1996, over 11 000 vehicles have already left the factory in Bolechowo near Poznań. They are running in 29 countries. Despite its young age, Solaris has become one of the trendsetting companies in its industry. For many years it has been the indisputable leader among the suppliers of city buses in Poland as well as one of the largest suppliers of city buses in Germany.

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