After winning tenders for the delivery of electric buses to Berlin and Hamburg, Solaris signed a contract for the production of three Solaris Urbino 12 electric vehicles for Munich and the surrounding area. These are the first electrically powered buses purchased by a private bus company in Germany. Ettenhuber GmbH is also the first operator to purchase Solaris Urbino 12 vehicles in their latest installment.
The vehicles will be equipped with 240 kWh Solaris High Energy batteries, which will be charged via a plug-in connection. The charger will be connected, in accordance to the manufacturer’s standard, to the socket mounted above the first right-hand wheel arch and, at the special request of the German carrier, also on the right-hand side, at the rear of the vehicle. The drive will be provided by electric axles with integrated electric motors.
There will be 33 seats installed inside each bus, 12 of them available from a low floor. To increase passenger safety, the vehicles will be equipped with a collision prevention system—Mobileye— which warns the driver about unplanned and uncontrolled divergence from the drive lane with the use of visual and audible signals.