The PKS Bielsko-Biała operator has placed an order for 26 Solaris Urbino 12 buses powered by CNG. It is the second biggest order for CNG vehicles secured by Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. in Poland. By the end of the year, the company is also to supply 54 Solaris Urbino 18 CNG buses to Warsaw.
The total value of the contract signed with PKS Bielsko-Biała amounts to over 8 million dollars. The vehicles are to be delivered in two batches. The first 13 buses will be delivered to the customer within 11 months from the contract signing. The final deadline for the whole order is December 2020.
With a power of 239 kW, the Solaris bus engine meets the stringent Euro 6 standard. Each of the 26 vehicles will ensure a comfortable ride for up to 90 passengers, including 32 seated ones. Access to the bus will be possible through two entries set apart in a 2-2-0 door layout.
CNG buses have been produced in the Bolechowo-based factory since 2004. Over the course of 15 years, customers have received over 1,100 natural gas vehicles. Environmental-friendly Solaris vehicles are part of the vehicle fleets of urban and regional transport operators in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Israel, Lithuania, Slovakia, Germany, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Sweden and Italy, among other countries.