Palma de Mallorca buying 5 Solaris hydrogen buses
02 March 2022
Solaris has won a tender for the delivery of five hydrogen-powered Urbino 12 hydrogen buses to Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the island of Mallorca. The contract is worth about €4 million.
This investment is part of the “Green Hyslan” project, financed with EU funds. The project objective seeks to promote the development of clean energy as part of initiatives aimed at combating climate change by 2050. As a result of the planned activities, the Spanish island is to become a European benchmark in terms of using zero-emission energy.
The Urbino 12 hydrogen bus was launched in 2019 at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm as a complement to battery-electric products. The launch of another vehicle of this type, the articulated Urbino 18 hydrogen bus, is slated for the second half of 2022.
The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen bus has a range of up to 350 km. The refueling takes only a few minutes, which makes the bus very easy to handle and provides flexibility for local transport operators. Compared to diesel vehicles, it produces only slight vibrations and the noise level is barely noticeable.
At present, Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses can be seen, for example, on the streets of Bolzano in Italy, Cologne and Wuppertal in Germany as well as in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands.