The Polish city Ostrów Wielkopolski is ordering six Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses. The contract value amounts to slightly over PLN 16 million (US$4 million).
Four electric Solaris buses have been riding on the streets of Ostrów Wielkopolski since 2017. The six new Solaris Urbino 12 electric vehicles will arrive next year.
The Solaris Urbino 12 electric ordered will be fitted with a 160 kW traction motor. The vehicles are to be propelled with energy derived from 200 kWh Solaris High Energy batteries alone. They will allow for charging by plug-in and via a roof-mounted pantograph. Together with the electric buses, Solaris will deliver three chargers to the city carrier.
Solaris has been cooperating with MZK Ostrów Wielkopolski since 2004. Since then, the operator from Ostrów Wielkopolski has received 31 buses from the factory in Bolechowo, including four electric ones (in 2017). The city is one of 16 Polish cities which use electric buses of the Solaris brand for municipal transport on regular routes.