Three Norwegian operators have recently placed orders for Solaris electric buses. Norgesbuss from Oslo commissioned further Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses after the two delivered last year. The four new vehicles will be fitted with 145-kWh Solaris High Power batteries, which will be recharged via both the plug-in connector and the fast charging pantograph.

The same model has been ordered by Boreal. The two buses will be operated in the city of Kristiansand, on the south coast of the country. In 2018 the company took delivery of five Urbino 12 electric buses.

Sorlandsruta operator chose the Solaris Urbino 8,9 to operate the line in the city of Mandal in South Norway. The vehicle will be powered by a 160 kW central engine  and fitted with 160-kWh Solaris High Energy batteries. The charging of the batteries will take place via a plug-in connection, while the vehicle will be mechanically and electrically prepared for the subsequent installation of the fast-charging pantograph.

The equipment ordered by the Norwegian operators will include, among others, air conditioning, monitoring system and passenger information system with a voice announcement of stops, breathalyzer. The Polish manufacturer will also install the additional thermal insulation package characteristic of the Scandinavian countries, including heating mats in the door area. 

Solaris Bus & Coach  has received orders for over 500 battery buses since 2013. “They can be met on the streets of 17 European countries, in 62 cities ranging from the freezing north to the hot south of the continent”, states the manufacturer. “The total distance traveled so far by electric buses from Bolechowo has already exceeded 14 million kilometers. “

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