Solaris received a young held by public transport operator Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne (MPK) in Cracow for the supply of electrical buses. On the finish of October the provider signed a contract with the producer for the supply of 18 articulated electrical autos. The contract is value greater than PLN 98 million (US$20.6 million). The contract consists of an choice to order an extra three Urbino 18 electrical items.
The e-buses chosen by MPK in Cracow will likely be tailored for each charging utilizing a plug-in connector and pantograph charging. The vitality storage system will include Solaris Excessive Vitality batteries with a capability of greater than 400 kWh. To spice up the buses’ effectivity and to scale back vitality consumption even additional, the propulsion system will make use of revolutionary SiC know-how, utilizing silicon carbide-based circuits.
The buses will function a 2-2-2-2 door format and can be capable to carry 141 passengers, together with 43 seated. The buses will boast an environment friendly air-con system, a complete passenger data system, a video surveillance system and USB ports for charging smartphones. All techniques and units put in within the bus, together with heating, will likely be powered solely by electrical energy.
In July of this yr, the provider positioned an order for 20 Solaris e-buses: 7 Urbino 18 electrical and 13 Urbino 12 electrical items. This batch will now be joined by the 18 Urbino 18 electrical autos, which implies that subsequent yr a complete of 38 Solaris e-buses, together with 25 articulated autos, will make their approach to Cracow.
Presently, the town’s fleet boasts 76 e-buses manufactured by Solaris. All in all, Cracow will quickly boast a powerful fleet of 114 Urbino electrical autos.
It was Cracow the place the launch of the brand new hydrogen-fueled mannequin, Urbino 18 hydrogen, happened in September. MPK Kraków has been testing the 12-meter hydrogen-powered Solaris bus inside its community since June.