Polish bus builder Solaris has delivered 90 new Urbino 12 electric buses to Berlin’s BVG transit agency, bringing the number of Solaris electric buses operating in Berlin to a total of 123.
The 65-passenger e-buses feature battery packs with a total nominal capacity of 300 kWh, and are charged using a plug-in system. They sport modern amenities including CO2 heat pumps, CCTV cameras and USB ports for passengers.
Solaris is having great success selling its e-buses in Western Europe. During the first three quarters of 2020, 242 Urbino electric buses hit the streets, including 180 vin Germany. The company says this represents the largest market share (nearly 25%) for e-buses of any company.
“I am extremely happy that Solaris is part of the swift transition to zero-emission solutions of public transport in Berlin,” says Christian Goll, Managing Director of Solaris Deutschland. “The carrier from the German capital has once again put its trust in our brand. Quiet and zero-emission Urbino electric buses carry the city’s residents every day, contributing to a reduction in noise and pollutant emissions in the city.”