Solaris electric debuts in Lithuania

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The city of Tauragė is the first in Lithuania to buy a Solaris Urbino electric bus.

The début vehicle was bought by city operator UAB Tauragės autobusų parkas and passengers will be able to experience the comfort of riding on the eco-friendly vehicle in March 2020 at the latest, as the vehicle is slated for delivery within 12 months.

The 8.9m-long LE electric will be fitted with 120kWh batteries charged by a plug-in connection and will feature a 160kW electric motor.

The 8.9m Urbino bus ordered by UAB Tauragės autobusų parkas will be the first Solaris electric in Lithuania

The Urbino will be able to carry up to 34 passengers, 24 of them seated.

There will be a bay for wheelchair-bound passengers and those with prams will be located at the same level as the second door.

Air-conditioning, CCTV cameras, and a passenger information system are all included in the specification.

The Solaris brand has been present in Lithuania since 2004.

Including nearly 130 trolleybuses, there are almost 380 vehicles travelling around the cities of Vilnius, Kaunas and Panevėžys

Over the next months, the fleet will see the addition of yet another 85 trolleybuses as a part of an order from Kaunas from last year.


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