The town of Szczytno, Poland and of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. have signed a contract for the supply of two Solaris Urbino 8.9 LE electric buses. The total value of the contract covering electric buses, two charging stations and after-sale servicing amounts to over PLN 4 million (about €1 million).
The Urbino electrics will be the first battery buses in the town of Szczytno. The residents of the city with a population of about 10,000 will be able to use the new buses from June 2021. A three-year warranty will be issued for the vehicles and a ten-year warranty for the batteries.
The driveline of the Urbino 8.9 LE electric will encompass a traction motor of 160 kW. The energy needed to drive the vehicle will be stored in Solaris High Power-batteries with a total nominal capacity of 200 kWh. The energy will be supplemented using a traditional plug-in system, designed for charging at night or during longer stopovers. Along with the buses, Solaris will also deliver charging infrastructure, i. e. two charging devices with a power of 40 kW each.
In line with the terms of the order, the low-floor vehicles will be able to carry up to 50 passengers, including 21 sitting on seats. The efficient exchange of passengers will be facilitated by a 1+2 door layout, with the second door including a wheelchair ramp.