The bus fleet of Oslo, Norway has simply obtained 183 articulated Solaris Urbino 18.75 electrical buses. Because of this, Solaris has completed the biggest electrical bus order it has ever obtained. The contract, which was signed in January 2022, is value €100 million.
Unibuss AS is the corporate that runs the routes on which the brand new Urbino 18.75 electrical buses will run. A lately constructed facility in Stubberud, Oslo, will home the excellent fleet of 183 articulated electrical autos. Essentially the most congested routes in Norway — routes 20, 21, 31, and 37, that are traveled by over 150,000 individuals day by day — are designated for the articulated Urbino 18.75 electrical buses. They may quickly have the ability to trip in cutting-edge electrical buses which might be fully emission-free and silent.
Oslo is getting nearer to changing into the primary metropolis on the earth to have 100% emission-free public transportation thanks to those investments! Moreover, all indicators level to the metropolis reaching its goal of absolutely emission-free public transportation 5 years ahead of anticipated.
“We have now simply accomplished deliveries of the biggest contract for electrical buses in the historical past of our firm. The undeniable fact that they are going to be driving on the streets of Oslo, a metropolis that can quickly have a fully emission-free public transport system, is a particular purpose for us to be proud. Thanks Unibuss AS in your belief!”, emphasised Sverre Skaar, Managing Director of Solaris Norge AS.
”We at Unibuss AS are actually happy with the bus supply to this grand undertaking which is a real milestone for us to succeed in our objective to have 100% electrical buses in our metropolis bus fleet by mid-2025. Solaris has completed an intensive and strong job in getting this supply in place, simply in time, for begin of operations (16 April 2023) and that in a really difficult provide chain surroundings. Now we depend on their native Norwegian crew by to take care of and repair the buses in a superb method as we now have one other 12 years of cooperation in entrance of us. Wanting ahead to it!” stated Henrik Anderberg, Technical Director Unibuss AS.
The Urbino 18.75 electrical buses are outfitted with model new batteries which have an especially excessive capability of greater than 520 kWh. Every automobile’s easy acceleration and silent operation are assured by the 240 kW central traction motor. The vans are 18.75 meters lengthy, which is 75 centimeters longer than the traditional articulated Solaris variant. Whereas preserving the 138-passenger capability, together with 41 seated passengers, the additional room contained in the bus has made it potential to suit as many as three bays for wheelchair customers.
Drivers acquire from autonomous help programs like MobilEye and cameras rather than conventional mirrors that enhance driving consolation and security. Moreover, the wide-angle digicam programs present in every electrical Urbino present a 360-degree hen’s eye perspective of the scene. The motive force shall be much more secure and cozy because of this. The buses even have a sensor for nightfall and rain, in addition to one which acknowledges driver fatigue robotically.
The e-buses have a novel Scandinavian thermal insulation bundle that features, amongst different issues, double-glazed aspect home windows, further insulation within the aspect partitions, ceiling, and underbody across the wheel arches, and heating mats which were put in within the ground close to the doorway doorways. Additionally obtainable for the Urbino 18.75 electrical bus are snow chains.
The connection between Solaris and Unibuss AS has an extended historical past, starting in 2006. Since then, the operator has positioned orders with the producer for greater than 400 buses. In Norway, there are actually greater than 700 Solaris autos in use.
Solaris has proved as soon as once more that it’s a good firm to work with for clear emission-free public transport. Oslo is on observe to a cleaner greener metropolis with this important funding!
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