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Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Berlin’s public transport company, has placed an order for 50 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses. The buses will be delivered in 2024 and 2025. The order can be extended by up to a further 650 articulated e-buses.


The contract was awarded as part of a framework agreement, which allows the carrier to purchase up to 700 vehicles, with orders to be placed over eight years.

Berlin’s public transport is already served by 140 battery-powered Solaris Urbino buses in the two most popular lengths: 12 and 18 meters.

The Urbino 18 electric buses will be equipped with a 240 kW asynchronous motor, powered by energy from the new generation Solaris High Energy batteries. These batteries are characterized by high energy density, resulting in a high operational range while maintaining low weight. Their recharging will be possible both via a classic plug-in socket and a pantograph.

The buses will be equipped with eSConnect, the manufacturer’s proprietary system, allowing to increase operational efficiency and streamline vehicle servicing.

Nearly 2,300 Urbino electric buses are already operating on the streets of European cities. Orders for more than 700 further e-buses are in process with a deliveries scheduled for the years 2024-2025.


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