Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Solaris Urbino electric bus receives prestigious Sustainable Bus Award

 This year’s Sustainable Bus Award went to the Solaris Urbino 15 LE electric bus. It was the fourth edition of this international competition for the most innovative and sustainable buses and coaches launched on the European market. 

The idea behind the Sustainable Bus Award is to promote the a sustainable development in public transport and to establish a positive image for urban transport as an area that plays a substantial role in climate change-related activities. 

The jury consisted of representatives from leading trade magazines from all across Europe, namely: Mobilités Magazine (France), Busfahrt (Germany), AUTOBUS (Italy), Infotrucker (Romania), Carril Bus (Spain), Revija Tranzit (Slovenia) and Bus and coach professional (UK).

The jury drew particular attention to the three-axle structure of the Solaris Urbino 15 LE electric bus, which provides more comfort and driving stability. Additionally, the fact that the bus can be adapted both for city and intercity transport was recognised. No less insignificant was the extensive equipment installed in the vehicle, i. e. a wide array of state-of-the-art electronic safety features, including the possibility of real-time fleet monitoring. This 15-meter long bus is fitted with six packs of traction batteries with a total capacity of 470 kWh to be charged both by plug-in and pantograph chargers.

Urbino 15 LE was introduced in October 2020.