The Municipal Road and Transport Authority in Radom, west Poland, ordered ten Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses together with infrastructure for charging. The contract will be completed by mid-June 2020.

The electric buses will be fitted with 116 kWh Solaris High Power batteries which will power a 2 x 125 kW electric axle. The energy will be supplemented by a fast-charging pantograph system (on the roof) and in the depot, via a plug-in connection.

The on-board equipment includes an efficient air-conditioning, video monitoring, USB chargers and buttons with Braille graphics. The drivers will have their own air conditioning. For cold winter days, an additional heating system powered by low-emission compressed natural gas (CNG) will be provided. Its tank will be located on the roof of the vehicle. 

Solaris will also provide the customer the devices for recharging energy along with their installation, construction works and obtaining appropriate permits. Two pantograph charging points with a capacity of 300 kW each will be created in selected locations in the city. They will serve to quickly recharge the energy in bus without it having to return to the depot where the vehicles will be charged only at nights, using a total of 6 chargers. 

Since the launch of its first electric bus, Solaris has delivered or contracted over 400 electrobuses from 17 countries (including 150 on the Polish market). Electric vehicles from a Polish manufacturer can be found in 61 cities.

Solaris Urbino 12 Electric