Oslo to receive 99 new Solaris buses by early 2017
26 August 2016 • Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Polish bus manufacturer Solaris is to supply 99 new buses to the Norwegian capital with delivery expected at the beginning of next year.
Solaris has won contracts with two public transport operators in Oslo, to supply 99 buses of the Urbino variant. The first order, agreed with operator Unibuss, is for the supply of 75 Urbino’s of the 18.75-metre type. The elongated, articulated third-generation buses will be equipped with Euro 6 engines made by DAF and compliant with the Euro 6 emission targets. The same drive unit will be installed in 24 Urbino 12 buses of the new generation and delivered to operator Nobina in a second order. All buses will operate using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – a latest generation biofuel.
Oslo’s new Solaris buses to run on HVO
”These are large and very prestigious orders. Winning them proves that the brand of Solaris has gained the trust of customers in Norway. We are grateful for this trust and assure them that they will receive vehicles that meet both drivers and passenger expectations,” commented Eberhard Wolters, managing board member in charge of sales, marketing and after sales.
There are currently 369 Solaris buses operating on the streets of 24 Norwegian cities. The two new orders will increase this figure to 468.