Solaris presents new Urbino 12 electric bus for Hamburg at InnoTrans
21 September 2016 • Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Solaris has presented its new Urbino 12 electric bus at InnoTrans 2016 coinciding with the delivery of the vehicle to public transport operator Hochbahn AG.
Three zero-emission Urbino 12 vehicles were delivered to the Hamburg-based public transport operator Hochbahn AG in August this year, one of which is now on display at InnoTrans 2016.
Urbino 12 electric bus features a roof-mounted charging system
The 12-metre Urbino electric bus for the Hamburg operator Hochbahn is equipped with an electric ZF AVE 130 axle. The innovative electric bus features lithium-ion batteries of 100 kWh and electric fittings supplied by Medcom. The vehicle uses a roof-mounted charging system which allows the bus to run effortlessly on its route all day long. This is possible thanks to the application of an external charger of 300 kW power situated somewhere on the bus travel route.
“We are now extremely well-prepared to the era of electromobility”
At the official presentation in Berlin, Dr. Andreas Strecker, CEO of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. said: “Supplying three battery buses to Hamburg turned out to be a challenging order for Solaris, since it was the first time that we had to adapt the product to an existing charging infrastructure in the city. By meeting the ordering party’s requirements, Solaris has proven its flexibility and competence as provider of innovative electric buses. Thanks to our know-how and experience we are now extremely well-prepared to the era of electromobility.”