Poland :- Poland-based bus giant Solaris will deliver 20 Solaris Urbino hybrid buses to the Romanian city of Galați.
Low-emission Solaris Urbino 12 hybrid buses will become part of the public transport system in the mid of 2021.
The Galați city authorities have selected Solaris to buy 20 state-of-the-art hybrid buses in a tender procedure. Signed in mid-September, the contract enables the delivery of the first two vehicles in next February and the remaining 18 vehicles in the summer of 2021.
Solaris’s twelve-metre buses will be supplied to Galați and they are fitted with a serial hybrid drive consisting of a 120 kW electric motor and a 150 kW diesel engine.
The buses will also feature supercapacitors that make it possible to store and then use recovered energy. The vehicle are fitted with a Stop & Go feature to contol the diesel engine. It turns off the engine when the bus halts at bus stops and once again it turns on when the vehicle sets off.
This considerably reduces exhaust emissions and fuel consumption compared to vehicles with a conventional drive.
The modern air-conditioning, CCTV and an advanced passenger information system enhances the passenger’s comfort.
As the vehicles will be furnished with a passenger counting system, the bus maker ssaid the operator can gather data on the number of people using particular routes.
Solaris buses are already famous in Galati as this is not the first time that Solaris has been supplying its vehicles to this city. A total of 17 zero-emission Trollino 12s were already delivered way back in 2017 and 2018 to this Romanian city.
Romanian operators and Solaris have been partnering since 2002. Since then, Solaris has supplied oRomver 300 buses and trolleybuses to multiple Romanian cities. This includes more than 40 zero-emission buses with electric drives to the city of Cluj-Napoca.
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