Konin will join the list of Polish cities using zero-emission electric buses of Solaris in everyday municipal transport. The value of the contract covering the purchase of six electric buses and of three chargers slightly exceeds PLN 16 million (US$4.1 million).
In line with the signed contract, the commissioned vehicles are to be delivered to the municipal operator Miejski Zakład Komunikacyjny (MZK) in Konin by the end of May 2020. Solaris also awards a 36-month warranty period for the buses and a 72-month warranty for the chargers.
The Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses feature a drive axle with two integrated electric motors with a power of 110 kW each. The buses will be equipped with 200 kWh Solaris High Energy batteries.
The tender Solaris covers also the supply of three free-standing dual plug-in-charging stations (with a power of 2x60 kW or 1x120 kW). The time needed to fully recharge the battery will take from 3 to 6 hours (for a charging power of 60 kW or 120 kW, respectively). The vehicles will also allow for the later installation of a pantograph on the vehicle roof.
So far, Solaris has delivered 118 electric vehicles to 16 Polish cities. After completion of the latest orders—among others of 130 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses for Warsaw and of 21 Solaris Urbino 12 electrics for Poznań—in the next few years, the number of electric Solaris vehicles in Poland will rise threefold.