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Innovative Solaris Trollino already on route in Esslingen, Germany

  • Agregado 04 marzo 2016
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The first of four Trollino 18,75 have already started operation in Esslingen am Neckar in Baden-Württemberg region in Germany. These modern and zero emission vehicles have been delivered by a consortium of Solaris Bus & Coach and Vossloh Kiepe. Equipped above standard, Solaris trolleybuses have the ability to operate independently from overhead wire power.


The new order of innovative Trollino within the TrolleyPlus project opens completely new opportunities for SVE Esslingen operator. The vehicles are equipped with a very innovative lithium-titanate battery set, which allows them to operate without traction energy supply. Thanks to this state-of-the-art solution the operator can offer zero-emission public transport, also in the areas out of traction reach. Winfried Hermann, The Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Baden-Wuerttemberg, who attended the official presentation of Solaris trolleybuses, defined the investment as a flagship project of nation-wide importance.

German producer Vossloh Kiepe is responsible for the delivery of the traction system, the drive and the batteries of the articulated 18.75-metre Trollino. These vehicles are fitted with double axle drive, which means that two electric motors power two of the trolleybuses’ three axles. The result is significantly improved acceleration and traction. This solution also assures reliable electric breaking with a great recovery of power. Batteries draw energy from the overhead wires whilst driving as well as recovering energy from the breaking process. The effect is a bus successfully combining the best features of trolleybuses and battery buses.

Interior LED lighting makes the journey with Trollino 18.75 much nicer, LED daytime driving lights outside the bus increase the safety, not to mention its economy. In the innovative trolleybus, 43 seats will be available.

Esslingen is one of three German cities where trolleybuses operate. New Trollino 18.75 will make it possible to run new, completely emission-free routes in Esslingen’s transport network. The new order of innovative Solaris products is a further step of the city’s trolleybus fleet renewal. The vehicles have been purchased within the Trolley Plus which is co-financed by Baden-Württemberg state as well as Stuttgart region in the framework of “Model region of sustainable urban mobility” programme.

Solaris trolleybuses have been present in Germany since 2010. 12 articulated Trollino 18 have recently joined Eberswalde’s fleet. Esslingen will be the second city in Germany to operate Solaris trolleybuses.

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 14 000 vehicles have already left the factory in Bolechowo near Poznań. They are running in 30 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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