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CAF: SOLARIS CLOSES TWO NEW CONTRACTS IN GERMANY AND ITALY
The CAF Group has closed two new bus supply contracts for Aschaffenburg and Sardinia that contemplate the supply of hydrogen and hybrid vehicles respectively.
First order for articulated hydrogen buses
Solaris has been selected by the German operator Stadtwerke Aschaffenburg Verkehrs GmbH for the supply of 12 hydrogen buses. Specifically, there are 10 units of 12 meters and 2 units of 18 meters, destined to operate from 2024 in the German city of Aschaffenburg, in northern Bavaria.
Hydrogen buses are an essential part of the CAF Group's zero-emission mobility offer and have become an attractive proposal for different cities whose objective is to achieve a more sustainable public transport system. To date, Solaris has closed contracts for this type of units for a quantity of more than 200 vehicles, for different cities in countries such as Italy, Germany, Poland or the Netherlands, having positioned itself as No. 1 in this segment in Europe in 2022.
Solaris will supply 100 hybrid buses for Sardinia
On the other hand, Solaris has closed an agreement for the delivery of 100 Urbino 12 hybrid buses to the Italian city of Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia. The contract is part of a framework agreement signed in 2021 with the limited company Consip, owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), under which local public transport companies could agree on the direct supply of vehicles or the carrying out a restricted tender with the suppliers selected in the aforementioned agreement. In this case, the largest public transport company in Sardinia, ARST SpA, has formalized with Solaris an order for 100 hybrid buses that will be delivered during the year 2024.
The chosen model, the Urbino 12 hybrid, will be equipped with the most advanced solutions for passenger comfort and equipped with a new generation hybrid propulsion system made up of a 250 kW electric traction motor and a Euro internal combustion engine. 6 of 150 kW, which will allow significant savings in consumption, as well as a reduction in polluting emissions into the atmosphere.