Solaris unveils Urbino 18 hydrogen bus


Solaris unveiled its Urbino 18 hydrogen bus, the corporate’s second hydrogen bus in its zero-emission providing. Solaris’s new automobile doesn’t characteristic a standard engine compartment because it has been geared up with a modular drive system. The area thus saved allowed the bus maker to extend the automobile’s passenger capability.


Additionally, by eliminating the engine compartment, more room on the roof has been created, the place composite gentle hydrogen tanks with a complete capability of 51.2 kg have been mounted. The usage of a modular drive additionally facilitates servicing as its fundamental elements are actually accessible from ground degree.

The electrical energy from the hydrogen gasoline cell on this articulated Solaris bus is transferred on to the driveline. Solaris batteries with a capability of round 60 kWh, mounted within the automobile function an auxiliary energy supply, used, for instance, throughout acceleration in addition to a storage for recovered vitality. Full refueling of the automobile takes round 20 minutes.

The bus will have the ability to cowl about 350 km (217 miles) on a single refill in varied climate circumstances. Relying on the configuration, the bus will have the ability to carry as much as 140 passengers. The newest mannequin will be type-approved as a category II automobile, which makes it attainable to deploy it on inter-city routes.

The primary deliveries of the 18-meter articulated automobile can be attainable as early because the second quarter of 2023. Clients can be provided the potential for customizing the bus to cater for his or her particular person preferences. The bus can be accessible with 4 door preparations: 2-2-2-0, 1-2-2-0, 1-2-2-2 and 2-2-2-2.

As commonplace, the brand new mannequin will characteristic an air-conditioning system for the passenger compartment with a warmth pump, which makes use of warmth drawn in from outdoors to create the best automobile temperature. The air-con within the driver’s cabin is powered by the passenger compartment unit. As regards extra options, purchasers might select from a wide range of options, for instance, they might go for ADAS programs reminiscent of MirrorEye or MobilEye Defend+.

The 12-meter model of the Solaris Urbino hydrogen bus was launched in 2019. Since then, almost 100 hydrogen buses have already been delivered to clients in Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Poland. New deliveries to purchasers in Spain, France, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, amongst different international locations, will begin quickly.


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