The public transport operator in Lublin, Poland – the Municipal Transport Authority (ZTM) – has ordered 12 Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses and seven charging stations, which are to be delivered from November 2021 to April 2022.
Seven buses will be delivered by the end of 2021, and the other five will begin operation in the first half of 2022.
Electric drive axles will be fueled with the power stored in 116 kWh Solaris high-power batteries, adapted to frequent and fast charging. The buses will be charged using a traditional plug-in system, as well as a roof-mounted pantograph. In addition, the roofs of the buses will be also fitted with photovoltaic panels, optimizing electric power.
Along with the buses, Solaris will also deliver seven charging devices. Depending on customer needs, dual-mode chargers will enable the concurrent recharging of two buses with a charging power of 40 kW – or one bus with a charging power of 80 kW.
The collaboration of the Lublin and Solaris dates back to 1996, when the city ordered buses from Bolechowo. In December 2019, ZTM in Lublin ordered – following a call for proposals – 15 articulated trolley buses of the Solaris Trollino 18 type and 20 Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses. The operator invests not only in emissions-free vehicles, but also in continuous development of municipal charging infrastructure.
Photo: The Solaris Urbino 12 electric bus