One of the biggest, privately-owned public transport operators in Luxembourg, the firm Sales-Lentz, has ordered 5 more Solaris electric buses. Solaris commenced its cooperation with Sales-Lentz last year when it delivered its first vehicle to Luxembourg.
In line with the agreement, the producer will deliver two 12-meter buses in March 2019, and three 19-meter articulated buses in June.
The articulated electric buses commissioned by Sales-Lentz are propelled by a central traction engine with a power of 240 kW. The energy storage system consists of batteries of the Solaris High Energy type with a total capacity 240 kWh. The vehicles can be charged either by means of a plug-in connector or via a roof-mounted pantograph. The 2+2+2+0 door arrangement will be yet another characteristic feature of the vehicle; it allowed the producer to allocate 43 seats for passengers, of which 16 are accessible from the low floor.
The 12-meter Solaris buses feature an electric portal axle with integrated electric motors with a power of 2 x 125 kWh. Just like in the case of the articulated vehicles, the energy storage unit will consist of Solaris High Energy batteries with a total capacity of 240 kWh. The charging options for this bus are similar to those used in the articulated version of the vehicle, as it will be possible to recharge via a plug-in connector or a pantograph. With the 2+2+0 door arrangement there is room for 38 seats in the vehicle.