POLAND: Warszawa bus operator MZA has ordered 130 electric buses from Solaris at a cost of 399·6m złoty, the supplier announced on July 22.
Solaris is to begin deliveries of its articulated Urbino 18 electric vehicles in 2020. MZA has received EU funds of 180m złoty towards the order, which includes a seven-year manufacturer’s warranty.
The buses will be equipped with 150 kWh Solaris High Power batteries and a silicon carbide voltage converter that will drive two 110 kW motors.
The batteries will be charged using plug-in depot charging via two sockets and opportunity charging through a roof-mounted pantograph. Under a separate contract, Ekoenergetyka is supplying 20 400 kW fast charging stations that would be installed at nine locations through Warszawa. The 8·3m złoty contract includes options for seven more chargers.