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Solaris secures new contracts for 88 electric buses in Sweden

In last weeks Solaris secured contracts to supply electric buses on the Swedish market

In last weeks Solaris secured contracts to supply electric buses on the Swedish market. Nobina, a major transport operator in Sweden, has ordered a total of 88 Solaris electric buses for its fleet operating in three regions: Skåne, Värmland and Malmö. The order includes the articulated Urbino 18 electric as well as the Urbino 15 LE electric, a model designed for Scandinavian markets that is also approved for interurban services. The deliveries are scheduled for 2024 and 2025.

Solaris Bus & Coach has secured new contracts with Nobina, the leading public transport operator in Sweden. It is yet another order for Solaris electric buses from an operator within a short period, reinforcing Solaris’ position as a key player in providing environmentally friendly solutions for urban transport. This time Nobina has ordered a total of 88 electric buses from Solaris. This includes 55 units of the Urbino 15 LE electric as reinvestment for Skåne region 15 units for Värmland, and 18 units of the Urbino 18 electric operating in the city of Malmö.

“These new orders mark another significant step towards greener public transport solutions in Sweden. We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with Nobina and be a part of the implementation of zero-emission solutions also in suburban transportation. We believe it is crucial for the global transformation of mobility” – said Olivier Michard, Member of the Management Board for Sales and Marketing in Solaris Bus & Coach.

The buses ordered for the Skåne and Värmland regions are the Solaris Urbino 15 LE electric. This low-entry, three-axle electric bus, suitable for both urban and suburban service, is gaining popularity on the Swedish market. Each bus will be powered by a 240 kW central motor drawing energy from Solaris High Energy batteries with a total capacity of over 560 kWh. This setup enables smooth operation throughout the day, with overnight charging via a plug-in system. Key features of this model include the Scandinavian package, which adapts them to difficult weather conditions. The operator opted for additional outside lightning above the door to facilitate the boarding and alighting of passengers at dusk.

Nobina has chosen the Urbino 18 electric, an articulated model with modular drive for Malmö Built on a new modular-drive system architecture and featuring the latest battery technology, the bus will be equipped with a 240 kW asynchronous motor and new-generation Solaris High Energy batteries, all located on the roof of the vehicle.

Solaris is the European e-mobility leader, holding no. 1 position in the total number of zero-emission buses delivered since 2012.​ The electrification of transportation in Europe is making significant progress. This trend can also be seen in Sweden. These new contracts follow last year’s significant agreements with deliveries scheduled for 2024: 55 Urbino 15 LE electric buses for suburban services in Stockholm for Nobina, and 23 Solaris e-buses for VR Kristianstad.

SOURCE: Solaris

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