Polish Bus maker Solaris has received the first order of its latest and longest electric model. Tide Bus Danmark, which is active in the city of Aalborg, ordered 14 Urbino 24 MetroStyle Buses.
The Buses are 24 meters long and the extra-long electric buses were specially designed for Bus Rapid Transit routes.
The order from Denmark was the first for this double-articulated vehicle with an electric drive, so the manufacturer.
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Solaris also called the order “unprecedented” due to both the length of the vehicles and the choice of the MetroStyle design.
“We were very glad to hear that Denmark would be the first country ever to receive delivery of electric Urbino 24 MetroStyle buses”, said Petros Spinaris, member of the Management Board for Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. He added he was “convinced that our collaboration with Tide Bus Danmark will open up a new chapter in our activities and support sustainable urban transport.”
The Urbino 24 electric in the MetroStyle version is powered by two electric motors with a system output of 240 kW. The battery pack holds no less than 700 kWh and will be charged via plug.
To improve fleet management, the Urbino 24 electric MetroStyle will also feature eSConnect, a diagnostic tool to increase operational efficiency and optimize maintenance so the Polish bus manufacturer.
Solaris had debuted the e-bus type at the 2019 BusWorld in Belgium. In today’s statement, the manufacturer described the idea behind the vehicle as “to create a platform for the future serial production of not only 24-meter vehicles with an electric or hybrid drive but also of trolleybuses.”