After its première in June this year at the Global Public Transport Summit UITP in Stockholm, the hydrogen-fuelled bus Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen was then tested by carriers in Austria and Italy over the past few weeks. Today, it has been displayed in Poznan. It is the début of that bus on the Polish market.
The latest Solaris product has met with huge interest among potential customers, as evidenced by the demand for bus tests in several European cities. In August, the Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen was showcased in the Austrian cities of Graz and Klagenfurt, and then it went on to the Italian city of Bolzano. In the following few weeks, the vehicle went on to be tested in Germany, by public transport operators in Frankfurt, Cologne and Wuppertal. And today the bus has been presented in the municipal operator Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne in Poznań. It is the première display of the vehicle on the Polish market.
Many European cities strive to make their municipal transport as environmentally friendly as possible. Solaris embraces customer expectations, adding hydrogen-fuelled buses to its low- and zero-emission vehicle portfolio. The sole “by-products” generated during the operation of the Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen are heat and steam, which renders this bus one of the most ecological vehicle available on the market.
The Urbino 12 hydrogen is fitted with a cutting-edge fuel cell that acts as a miniature hydrogen power plant on board of the vehicle. Thanks to the advanced technology used in it, the bus will be capable of covering up to 350 km on a single refill. In a hydrogen fuel cell, electric power is generated in the process of reverse electrolysis and then transferred directly to the driveline.