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Solaris Bus & Coach Delivers Electric Buses to Erlangen

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In December, Solaris Bus & Coach delivered seven contemporary, emission-free electric buses to the German city of Erlangen. The

In December, Solaris Bus & Coach delivered seven contemporary, emission-free electric buses to the German city of Erlangen. The transportation company, Erlanger Stadtwerke Stadtverkehr GmbH, chose Solaris’ compact Urbino 9 LE electric bus. Its design allows for use on suburban routes, offering operational flexibility. The buses, fueled by 100% green electricity, will operate on the new CityLinie 299 route in the center of Erlangen. This marks the carrier’s inaugural order with Solaris.

Each of the Urbino 9 LE electric buses can accommodate 50 passengers, with 21 seats available for sitting passengers. An additional 2 seats are foldable. Powered by an electric motor, these vehicles draw their energy from batteries with a capacity of over 250 kWh, placed both on the roof and at the rear of the bus. The electric Urbino buses are charged via classic plug-in connectors. The Solaris High Power energy storage with high energy density ensure the high operability of the bus on routes, without the need for frequent charging.

Technological innovations go beyond zero-emission propulsion. The buses are equipped with advanced systems like MirrorEye, which replaces traditional mirrors with cameras, improving driver visibility and minimizing the risk of accidents. There’s also a monitoring system onboard to enhance safety. Additionally, practical USB sockets are available for passenger convenience on the side walls. The proprietary eSConnect system enables fleet management by the transport operator, allowing real-time control of bus parameters and influencing their performance.

Solaris maintains its position as a leading manufacturer in the European battery and hydrogen bus market. The company has an impressive order portfolio that currently includes as many as 3,700 zero-emission buses, with 2,460 actively serving customer routes. Among them, battery models are predominant. Solaris electric buses are popular in Germany, where in 32 cities, there are already over 370 battery-powered vehicles in operation.

SOURCE: Solaris Bus & Coach

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