Solarishas signed a contract for its2000th e-bus. So far, Urbino electric models of various lengths and configurations have been chosen by operators in over 140 towns and cities in 21 European countries.
Over 1300 vehicles of this type have already been delivered and continue to enhance public transport in many towns and cities. Another 700 electric units will be manufactured this year or in the years to follow.
Solaris manufactures over 1,500 buses annually, with nearly half of these featuring fully or partly electric drives. Electric Urbino's are in use in such cities as Berlin, Bolzano, Brussels, Cluj-Napoca, Cracow, Landshut, Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Paris, Warsaw and Venice – to name but a few.
Javier Calleja, CEO of Solaris Bus & Coach commented “Over the last few years, a profound e-mobility revolution has taken place. Several years ago, only a few opted to electrify their municipal bus fleets. The vast majority of routes were operated by buses with conventional drives.
In 2012, only 15 electric buses rolled out onto the streets of European cities. In 2021, every fourth newly registered bus in Western Europe was electric“.
“We have invested in e-mobility for a long time: we have been designing new models of e-buses, developing electric drive technologies and supporting initiatives aimed at transitioning to zero-emission transport.
From the very beginning we have emphasised that this is the right direction for the development of modern urban transport systems. Today, electric buses made by Solaris are part and parcel of the everyday life of residents in over 100 European towns and cities, and this makes us extremely proud.
We are grateful for each and every for these 2000 orders, and we would also like to thank our employees for the work they put into designing, manufacturing and servicing the vehicles”,