Poznań orders 25 Solaris hydrogen buses


The town of Poznań’s public transport operator MPK Poznań has bought 25 hydrogen-fueled buses from Solaris Bus & Coach. The tender was for 15 automobiles, however the service exercised its choice of extending the order by one other 10 buses. The hydrogen items will be part of the fleet of MPK within the second half of 2023. That is the most important order to this point for Solaris hydrogen Urbino hydrogen buses.

The funding has been sponsored as a part of the “Inexperienced Public Transport” program, launched by the Nationwide Fund for Environmental Safety and Water Administration.

MPK Poznań already owns 58 electrical Solaris buses, which account for practically 20% of its fleet.

In observe, the Urbino 12 hydrogen bus can cowl not less than 350 km with full tanks; refueling takes about 10 minutes, relying on the infrastructure.


The 12-meter buses characteristic 70 kW gas cells that draw hydrogen from 5 tanks with a complete capability of 1560 liters. The hydrogen system parts may have the best security techniques out there available on the market. The hydrogen-powered Solaris buses can even characteristic a comparatively small Solaris Excessive Energy traction battery, to help the gas cell when the demand for electrical energy will increase. The drive unit can be a central electrical motor.

The automobiles will provide 31 seats, together with 10 with elevated accessibility, i. e. with none extra steps. They can even have a bay for wheelchair-bound passengers and people with pushchairs or strollers.

The buses will refill with hydrogen at a hydrogen refueling station situated at a fuel station on Warszawska Road in Poznań.

In September 2022, Solaris unveiled the articulated model of the hydrogen bus, the Urbino 18 hydrogen automobile, which expanded the corporate’s hydrogen providing. The curiosity on this know-how amongst European carriers has been rising from month to month identical to the order e-book for environmentally pleasant automobiles. Up to now, Solaris has delivered 62 hydrogen automobiles to move operators from Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, France and Poland.


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