Milan’s public transport operator ATM has ordered 50 trolleybuses from Polish Bus manufacturer Solaris. The follow-up order comes after ATM exercised an option from a 2019-framework agreement. Solaris already delivered 30 Trollino 18 to Milan’s operator.
The buses driving around Milan come with a 160 kW motor and 45 kWh battery, enabling about 15 kilometers in autonomous operations on stretches with no overhead line. Solaris most extended model accommodates up to 135 passengers, including 31 seats.
Among other features of the vehicles destined for Milan, Solaris mentions air conditioning and an advanced video surveillance system.
The partnership between Solaris and Milan’s ATM already began back in 2014. A framework agreement agreed in 2019 also provides, among other things, for the delivery of up to 250 electric buses of the shorter type Urbino 12 electric. The first buses arrived in November 2020.
In total, they have already delivered around 200 catenary and battery-electric buses to the northern Italian city, Solaris informs. As is well known, ATM plans to retire all its diesel buses by the end of 2030 and replace them with locally emission-free vehicles.