Solaris Bus & Coach has announced that the Italian city of Bolzano is the first one to order Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses. Twelve Solaris hydrogen have been commissioned by SASA and will follow the last year’s delivery of battery vehicles. The contract includes an eight year-long service and maintenance package and a special drivers’ and workshop personnel’s training.

The vehicles will be equipped with cutting-edge full cell (60 kW) and Solaris High Power batteries. “The battery is filled with energy derived from hydrogen and through the regenerative braking, though it is also possible to recharge it by means of a plug-in socket”, explains the manufacturer. “In order to reduce energy use to a maximum, the vehicle will feature a climate control system with a CO2 heat pump that allows to use waste heat from the fuel cell. Thanks to the use of advanced technology, the bus will be capable of covering up to 350 km on a single refill. “

The transmission is completed by an axle with integrated electric motors (2 x 125 kW). Hydrogen is stored in composite material tanks mounted on the roof of the bus.

The world première of the  Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen bus is scheduled at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit (Stockholm, June 9-12).

Solaris Urbino 12 Hydrogen