Krefeld, Germany’s public transport operator, SWK Mobil Krefeld, is purchasing 10 Urbino 12 hydrogen buses from Solaris. The first three of these Solaris buses will be delivered to the city of Krefeld in western Germany by the end of 2024, with the remaining seven scheduled for delivery by May 2025.
The Urbino 12 hydrogen vehicles ordered by Krefeld will be equipped with a central electric motor with a power output of 160 kW. These buses will be powered by energy from a hydrogen fuel cell and will also feature Solaris High Power batteries, serving as an additional electric energy storage.
Thermal comfort will be ensured by efficient and environmentally friendly air conditioning with a CO2 heat pump.
SWK Mobil Krefeld has opted for fleet management support through eSConnect, Solaris' proprietary tool that provides complete access to the data necessary for assessing bus performance and planning their continued operation.
Solaris has a portfolio of 450 ordered hydrogen buses for next years and 140 already delivered and operating in public transport in several European cities. The German market is one of the most active when it comes to equipping its fleets with hydrogen buses.
Urbino hydrogen buses are already in operation in cities such as Cologne, Wuppertal, Hofolding, Weimar, Frankfurt, Gross-Zimmern, and the Munich metropolitan area. Additional contracts are in progress, including those for Aschaffenburg, Güstrow, Gross-Gerau, Hamburg, and Duisburg.