More Solaris buses for German operator Josef Ettenhuber

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Based close to Munich, bus operator Josef Ettenhuber GmbH has acquired another 25 Solaris Urbino buses with conventional drivelines. For the first time in its history, the company also opted to supplement its fleet with three electric drive buses.

Josef Ettenhuber GmbH serves almost 30 bus routes in the Ebersberg and Munich area. Solaris first supplied buses to the operator in 2004, when the Polish manufacturer delivered six Urbino 12 buses. Over the course of more than a dozen years, there followed additional orders for buses with conventional and also with hybrid drivelines, and in 2019, the carrier bought its first three electric buses.

“To us, the collaboration with Josef Ettenhuber GmbH is an example of successful long term cooperation between Solaris and a private operator. This year was particularly exceptional for Ettenhuber because the firm not only purchased 25 new Urbino 12 with conventional drives, but for the first time in its history, it also got buses with electric propulsion. These included also the 100th Solaris bus that we were privileged to deliver to our long-standing client,” said Alexander Schmidt, Sales Manager for the South at Solaris Deutschland GmbH.

The buses feature 32 regular seats and six folding ones, air conditioning, a passenger information system, WiFi and USB ports.