Solaris Bus & Coach has announced in recent days the framework agreement with ATM Milan for the supply of up to 250 electric-powered buses. The contract is the most important to date signed in Europe and one of the largest awarded to the Polish producer. It follows the ATM tender carried out in 2018.

The overall value of the framework agreement can reach 192 million euros. The first batch includes 40 vehicles and deliveries will start in June 2020.

The Solaris Urbino 12 electric bus, already supplied in Milan in 25 units, will be equipped with Solaris High Energy batteries (240 kWh) and an inverted pantograph for recharging. The traction unit will consist of an axle with two integrated electric motors of 110 kW each.

The passenger compartment will house 82 passengers, of which 26 seated, and will offer a functional bay for a wheelchair. The on-board equipment includes USB sockets for charging mobile devices, passenger information system and video surveillance system. The driver will have screens to keep doors and pantographs under control as well as a reversing camera.

Thus the ATM’s ambitious plan for the electrification of the fleet continues with a commitment to eliminate diesel by 2030.

Solaris battery-powered buses were supplied in 40 units on the Italian market. In addition to Milan, they were delivered to Bergamo and Bolzano. This latter city will also have 12 Solaris hydrogen buses in 2021. At European level, the Solaris Electric Urbino buses circulates on the streets of dozen cities in 17 countries.

Further Solaris electric buses x ATM Milan 2019