Solaris CNG Buses Headed to Ostrava in Czech Republic

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Solaris Urbino 12m CNGPolish manufacturer Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. has signed a contract with Ostrava-based Dopravní Podnik for 40 new Solaris Urbino 12 CNG buses, powered by Cummins ISL G 239 kW engines. It is the second-biggest order ever of compressed natural gas vehicles of the Polish manufacturer in the Czech Republic.

24 new Solaris Urbino 12 CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) buses, commissioned by local operator Dopravní Podnik Ostrava a.s., will arrive in Ostrava by the end of this year. The remaining 16 ordered vehicles shall be delivered in the first quarter of 2019. The value of the contract is about PLN 45 million (USD 13.4 million).

80 passengers will fit on board the air-conditioned buses equipped with wireless internet and easily accessible USB ports. The external and internal lighting will be made of environmental-friendly and economical LED lamps. The vehicle will be fuelled with low-emission compressed natural gas (CNG) stored in five composite CNG tanks with a total capacity of 1575 litres (5 x 315l).

It is the second-biggest contract of the Polish manufacturer for compressed natural gas fuelled buses in the Czech Republic. The biggest one – for a total of 105 vehicles – was completed by Solaris in 2015, and was also concluded with Ostrava.

Source: Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.

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