Electrical Buses for The Hague, Cracow, Aarhus, Novi Unhappy, & Novi Ruda

Electrical bus supply tales was once few and much between. Now, you may get a number of tales every week! There are such a lot of tales to compensate for that I’m combining a number of into one on this article.

Mercedes-Benz eCitaro. Picture courtesy of Daimler.

95 electrical buses for The Hague: Initially, I’ll give precedence to the largest order. The foremost Dutch metropolis of The Hague has ordered 95 electrical buses from Daimler Buses. These embrace the “solo” in addition to articulated Mercedes-Benz eCitaro and eCitaro G metropolis buses. The order additionally consists of EV charging infrastructure. The electrical buses are supposed to enter operation in 2024.

Mercedes-Benz eCitaro. Picture courtesy of Daimler.

“The Mercedes-Benz low-floor electrical buses with a size of 12 and 18 metres and state-of-the-art NMC 3 battery know-how can be delivered to the transport firm HTM, which operates trams, gentle rail autos and buses within the Hague area. With the brand new eCitaro, HTM is changing the prevailing bus fleet with pure gasoline drive and is the primary public transport operator within the Netherlands to transform its complete fleet to domestically emission-free and CO2-neutral electrical buses. With the transition to electrification, HTM is underlining its inexperienced dedication to public transport within the Hague area. […]

“The Mercedes-Benz eCitaro and eCitaro G electrical buses are geared up with the newest technology of NMC 3 batteries with lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide cells. Mercedes-Benz low-floor electrical buses are charged at HTM by way of pantographs.

“Within the inside, passengers are welcomed by a pleasant atmosphere with a wood-look flooring and luxuriously upholstered seats in HTM design. Particular wheelchair areas have been arrange on board the buses for passengers with decreased mobility or passengers with prams. The state-of-the-art computerized local weather management system ensures a nice and comfy local weather within the eCitaro. What’s particular about that is that the motive force can regulate the temperature at their office individually from the temperature within the passenger compartment by way of their very own local weather management system.”

HTM (the general public transport firm of and for the Hague area) orders Mercedes-Benz eCitaro and eCitaro G with all-electric drive, NMC 3 battery, 2 x electrical hub motor, 2 x 125 kW, 2 x 485 Nm, 98 kWh per battery pack, three-door, eCitaro size/width/top: 12135 /2550/3400 mm, passenger capability: max. 1/86, eCitaro G size/width/top: 18125 /2550/3400 mm, passenger capability: max. 1/130. Picture courtesy of Daimler.

Notably, whereas Europe is meant to succeed in 100% electrical buses (sorry, zero-emissions buses) by 2030, the Netherlands set a extra bold requirement of 2025. Count on extra orders from Dutch cities quickly!

56 electrical buses for Aarhus: The Danish metropolis of Aarhus will get 56 electrical buses from Solaris. The buses can be obtained in two phases, 31 in 2024 and 25 in 2025. “The operator AarBus, which manages transport on this Danish metropolis, has had Solaris battery fashions in its fleet since final 12 months. One other vital order is the affirmation of the reliability of the Urbino electrical.”

Beforehand, Aarhus obtained 29 electrical buses from Solaris.

“The autos can be powered by power from Solaris Excessive Power batteries. Power storage services with a capability of over 450 kWh will present the operator with a protracted vary and operability all through the day. The buses can be charged by way of a plug-in connection. The supply of drive can be an electrical axle with two motors. The air con system will present passengers with optimum thermal circumstances contained in the car. As well as, double glazing can be utilized in every of the Urbinos to additional enhance the thermal insulation of the buses.”

20 electrical buses for Cracow: MPK Kraków in Poland has simply obtained Urbino electrical buses from Solaris, 20 of them. That features 13 twelve-meter autos (Urbino 12 buses) and seven articulated autos (Urbino 18 buses). “The official handover of the buses was attended by Jacek Majchrowski, Mayor of Cracow, representatives of Cracow public transport operator MPK SA, and Solaris.”

MPK Kraków now has 99 electrical buses in its fleet (76 Solaris electrical buses and 13 others). “The power storage system within the new buses consists of Solaris Excessive Power batteries with a complete capability of almost 300 kWh within the 12-meter models, and over 400 kWh within the articulated Urbino autos. What’s extra, every bus is tailored for each charging utilizing a plug-in connector and pantograph charging. To spice up the buses effectivity and to cut back power consumption even additional, the propulsion system in each fashions employs progressive SiC know-how, i.e. utilizing silicon carbide-based circuits.

“The shorter buses supply area for 81 passengers, whereas the articulated models can carry 141 individuals. All methods and gadgets put in within the autos are powered solely by electrical energy. Further tools consists of e.g. an entire video surveillance system, a complete passenger data system, air-conditioning, USB ports, and {an electrical} heating system. Furthermore, the Urbino electrical buses destined for Cracow will characteristic an progressive AVAS (Acoustic Car Alert System) system to alert pedestrians to the presence of those extremely quiet electrical autos.”

10 electrical buses for Novi Unhappy: The Serbian metropolis of Novi Unhappy simply obtained 10 Solaris electrical buses. Not like many cities which might be on their second or third order of electrical buses from Solaris, that is the primary metropolis in Serbia to order Urbino electrical buses from the corporate.

“Solaris delivered the autos together with the charging infrastructure. Throughout the day, the buses can be charged utilizing 3 pantograph chargers situated at bus loops, whereas at evening, there can be 5 stationary chargers on the depot. […] The Urbino 12 electrical buses are extraordinarily quiet and emission-free on the level of use. With batteries of roughly 90 kWh and optimally designed infrastructure, the autos may have enough vary and operational functionality for use on all bus strains in Novi Unhappy. […]

“The operator has prioritized passenger and driver security. The applied Mobileye Protect+ resolution goals to monitor blind spots and the bus’s environment, alerting the driver about pedestrians or cyclists close by and enhancing the security of street customers. The progressive Mirror Eye system, geared up with cameras as an alternative of typical mirrors, considerably improves visibility, particularly throughout nighttime and in difficult climate circumstances. Every Urbino electrical bus is provided with an alcohol lock as an extra security measure.”

2 electrical buses for Nowa Ruda: Final however not least (wait, sure, “least” applies on this case), we now have the order for 2 Solaris Urbino 9 electrical buses for the city of Nowa Ruda in Serbia.

“The buses can be geared up with a traction motor powered by Solaris Excessive Power batteries. They are going to be recharged by way of cable utilizing a plug-in connector. The requisite charging gadget may even be provided by the e-bus producer. The typical vary of autos configured this manner exceeds 200 km. The passenger capability is a minimum of 55 passengers, with seats out there to 25 of them. The e-buses will boast, amongst different options, air-conditioning and heating, a video surveillance system and a passenger data system. Every car may even be geared up with bike racks for 4 bikes, which is an uncommon and barely utilized resolution. They are going to be mounted on the rear wall of every e-bus and can have the ability to carry bikes with large tyres (as much as round 6 cm) in addition to e-bikes (weighing as much as 25 kg).”


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