Aarhus takes first Solaris electrics in Denmark

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Solaris and Danish operator AarBus in Aarhus have signed an agreement for the delivery of 29 electric buses. The Polish manufacturer will supply six Urbino 12 and 23 articulated Urbino 18 electric buses, scheduled to be delivered by mid-2022.

Located on the Jutland peninsula, the city of Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark and the first to put electric Solaris buses into service. “We were very glad to receive news of Denmark joining the group of countries with zero-emission Solaris buses on their streets.
I feel honoured that the first electric buses of our brand will make their way to the city of Aarhus, with which we have been collaborating for years. The vehicles will offer more travel comfort to passengers and will contribute to cleaner air and lower noise levels throughout the city. It is wonderful to observe the dynamic development of an electric transportation network in Europe, and to be part of that green revolution at the same time,” said Petros Spinaris, Solaris Deputy CEO for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales.

The buses will be fitted with Solaris High Energy batteries, with a total capacity of 440kWh in the articulated vehicles, and 260kWh in the 12-metre buses. Conventional depot charging will be used, as well as an inverted pantograph.

Solaris will supply rigid and articulated buses to Aarhus. SOLARIS