Solaris Bus & Coach has recently signed three framework agreements for the exclusive supply of up to 182 buses to Österreichische Postbus AG, the Austria's largest operator and market leader in regional bus services. The new vehicles will be used throughout Austria.
The operator Österreichische Postbus AG has opted for Solaris as a potential supplier of both emission-free and conventionally driven vehicles.
The buses will include up to 40 emission-free Urbino 12 hydrogen buses. This environmentally friendly and highly advanced model has recently become increasingly popular among European carriers.
The hydrogen buses offered under the contract are the most innovative vehicles from Solaris’s range. Their qualities include extremely low-noise levels, reduced vibrations and, above all, no local emissions, will certainly increase the travel comfort of passengers in Austria.
The framework agreements also provide for the purchase of Urbino buses equipped with Euro 6 engines. The longest, 18-metre buses will feature a door layout of 2-2-2-0, thanks to which at least 140 passengers will be able to board and alight efficiently, of which 51 will be able to travel seated.
Since 2003 Solaris has delivered nearly 400 buses to 40 cities in Austria. Every day, 53 Solaris buses travel the streets of Vienna and its outskirts, including on special routes transporting passengers to Austria’s biggest airport.