Solaris Urbino 12 electric and e-mobility
In barely eight years since the début of its first electric bus, Solaris has delivered or received orders for nearly 600 vehicles from customers in seventeen countries. At the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019, the Polish producer is showing zero-emission vehicles that draw from the experience of over 15 million kilometers covered by its buses. The latest technological solutions regarding heating, cooling and the steering system were designed to help reduce energy consumption.
The drive unit of the Solaris Urbino 12 electric presented at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 consists of two electric engines with a peak performance of 125 kW each, installed in the drive axle.
The energy needed to propel the two units is stored in Solaris High Energy batteries with a total capacity of 240 kWh. The vehicle version presented at the trade fair can be charged using a stationary external charger or a (34kW) onboard charger without the need to install additional infrastructure. The bus on display seats 28 passengers of which 12 are accessible from the low floor.
The Solaris Urbino 12 electric bus was nominated ''the city bus of the year in the “Bus of the Year 2017” contest.