Solaris Urbino 12, an innovative electric bus from Solaris received the prestigious title, Bus of the Year 2016 in Spain. The title has been awarded by the Spanish trade magazine ‘Viajeros.’
The jury comprised of representatives from key public transport companies in Spain as well as local automotive field experts.
Emission-free and clean, the 12-metre Urbino 12 electric was unveiled at Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium in 2015.
The electric-driven Solaris bus can be fitted with different kinds of batteries of various capacities.
Solaris also offers many configurations in charging systems: plug-in, pantograph or inductive charging systems depending on the available infrastructure.
Solaris is one of the first vehicle makers in Europe that started working on fully electric buses and in 2011 rolled out its first battery bus.
Currently Solaris brand battery-driven vehicles are plying in Austria, Germany, Sweden and Poland.
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The Solaris electric buses will start operation in Barcelona in the near future. In addition, the Urbino 12 electric bus that has been tested in Paris will drive into the streets of Hamburg and Hannover in Germany as well as in Tampere, Finland soon.