Municipal public operator MPK Poznań has opened up a new chapter in its history thanks to the arrival of its first Solaris hydrogen fuel cell buses. Ordered in October 2022, delivery of the 25 vehicles is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.
WIth over a decade of hydrogen bus experience, Solaris delivered the first two of the Urbino 12 buses in late September. “Our firm has consistently pursued a well-thought-out fleet policy over the years, as we want our fleet vehicles to be cutting-edge and zero-emission. Solaris Bus & Coach substantially contributed to this process when it submitted winning bids and supplied the city with its first electric buses, and now it is delivering the first ever hydrogen-powered electric buses to Poznań. I am firmly convinced that the new vehicles will serve our passengers well,” said Krzysztof Dostatni, CEO of MPK Poznań.
Dariusz Michalak, CTO of Solaris, added: “Clean and sustainable transport is a cornerstone for the functioning of the towns and cities of the future. We are extremely proud to be able to deliver hydrogen buses to the city of Poznań and we are happy that its inhabitants will be able to see for themselves the qualities of hydrogen as a clean and efficient energy source. Public transport has undergone a remarkable green transition in Europe over the past few years. I am very glad to see that Poznań is not only keeping pace with these dynamic changes, but also undisputedly leading the field.”