Solaris celebrates 25,000 vehicles

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Solaris has delivered its 25,000th vehicle. SOLARIS


Solaris is celebrating 25,000 vehicles produced and the 25th anniversary of the launch of its Urbino bus brand. In May, the 25,000th bus produced in the manufacturer’s factory rolled off the production line, and was an Urbino 12 for the fleet of ATM Milano in Italy. At the same time, the company celebrated the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Urbino brand.

Among the 25,000 vehicles for its customers, hydrogen, electric, hybrid, CNG and diesel-powered buses and trolleybuses have been delivered to fleets from more than 850 cities in 32 countries. The jubilee bus, was a 12-metre Urbino electric for ATM, which has been buying Solaris products for the last 10 years, during which the manufacturer has delivered 450 buses and trolleybuses to the city.

Solaris says the production mix in the factory in Bolechowo is changing noticeably every year, and that in 2023 the share of low- and zero-emission vehicles in sales and production exceeded 80%, reflecting the pace of changes in public transport throughout Europe.

“Having the experience of producing 25,000 urban vehicles, we serve with knowledge, commitment, and support like no one else. At the same time, we observe that the electrification of urban transport is definitely accelerating. Our company is successively expanding its production resources with additional halls and positions dedicated to electric and hydrogen buses. We have been perfecting our emission-free solutions for a long time and we are ready for these changes,” said Solaris Director of E-mobility Development Mateusz Figaszewski.

Twenty-five years ago, the first Solaris Urbino low-floor city bus was unveiled to the public on 26 May 1999 at the Poznań Motor Show. Today, Solaris’ Urbino range has become a well-recognised brand throughout Europe. “Thanks to the commitment of our entire team, the Solaris Urbino is today synonymous with the modern face of public transportation. For now – in Europe, but we are working intensively so that the qualities of our brand can soon be appreciated also by carriers from North America,” Mateusz added.