As a result of winning a competitive tender, Solaris has acquired an order from Ostrava City Transport for the delivery of 105 buses. The total amount of the contract reaches €25 million. According to the conditions, 90 Urbino 12 and 15 articulated Urbino 18 will be handed over to the customer before the end of this year. Each of the 105 buses will be equipped with CNG powered engines.
These Solaris buses are purchased within the large-scale project to renew Ostrava’s fleet. The decision to buy gas-powered vehicles is proof that the city opts for new technology. Besides the investment into the modern vehicles, the operator intends to build two CNG refueling stations in the near future.
There are already 174 Solaris vehicles running on the streets of the capital of Silesian Moravia. Moreover, the already sizable collection of trolleybuses soon will be boosted with another 12 units, constructed in cooperation with Škoda Electric.
“The Czech Republic has become one of our key markets and the most stable export directions in recent years. We are glad that Solaris products have that level of credibility among our southern neighbors and that such a big trust is placed in Solaris. Big orders like this are confirmation of our substantial competence in technology. It also shows how good credentials our vehicles have in Ostrava,” said Zbigniew Palenica, interim Solaris Bus & Coach Member of the Board for Sales and Marketing.