Solaris Sweden AB signed a contract for the supply of low- and zero-emission buses to transport operator Vy Buss AB in March 2019. Today the Swedish agency has started operation with a total of 40 new Solaris Urbino CNG buses in Gävle. All the vehicles are fueled with biomethane from local sources.
This Swedish town located at the Gulf of Bothnia has received 24 standard CNG buses and 16 articulated CNG buses. The new vehicles meet the rigorous European emission norm Euro 6. The Solaris Urbino 12 CNG buses offer 31 seats, whereas the 18-meter buses hold 45 seats (including four folding ones).
“We are very happy to deliver our newest vehicles to Vy Buss. Today 40 environmentally-friendly, safe and comfortable CNG buses started running in Gävle. Eight more Urbino electric buses will follow in 2021. Vy Buss is investing in emission free drives and we are delighted to be part of it, sharing our experience and knowledge,” said Klaus Hansen, Managing Director of Solaris Sweden AB.
Cooperation between Solaris and the Swedish operators dates back to 2003. Since then, Solaris has supplied customers in Sweden with over 600 vehicles the vast majority of which are low or zero-emission vehicles.