Solaris has signed a contract for the supply of 50 zero and low emission buses with bus operator Vy Buss AB. This Swedish carrier has decided to buy 42 CNG vehicles and eight electrics. Ultimately, the bulk of the ordered buses (48) will be in operation in the town of Gävle, located at the Gulf of Bothnia, which will receive 24 Solaris Urbino 12 CNG, 16 articulated Solaris Urbino 18 CNG and eight Solaris Urbino 12 buses with an electric drive.
Moreover, Vy Buss AB has also commissioned two CNG Solaris Urbino 12 which will end up in the town of Hässleholm. In line with the awarded order, the natural gas buses will be delivered in the middle of 2020, whereas the electric buses ought to be supplied in the first quarter of 2022.
“We are glad we were able to start working with Solaris, a firm which meets expertly the requirements of X-trafik and Vy Buss AB. We receive both vehicles and ready solutions, such as for instance ten-year technical support. This means that – thanks to the cooperation with Solaris – we guarantee the best terms to ensure the satisfaction of our customers and to increase the share of public transport in our cooperation with Gävle,” said Andreas Ehrenborg, Technical Director at Vy Buss AB.
The CNG buses meet the rigorous European emission norm Euro 6. The 12-meter Solaris Urbino CNG buses will offer 31 seats, whereas the 18-meter buses will hold 45 seats (including four folding ones).