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Romanian City of Galati Opts for 20 Hybrid Solaris Buses

Auto News - Published on Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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The authorities of the city of Galati have selected Solaris to supply 20 state-of-the-art hybrid buses in a tender procedure. Signed in mid-September, the contract stipulates the delivery of the first two vehicles at the end of February and the remaining 18 vehicles in summer 2021. Solaris’s twelve-metre buses for Galati will be fitted with a serial hybrid drive consisting of a 120 kW electric motor and a 150 kW diesel engine. They will also feature supercapacitors that make it possible to store and then use recovered energy. The buses will be equipped with a Stop & Go feature that controls the diesel engine: it turns off the engine when the bus halts at bus stops, and it turns it on again once the vehicle sets off. This allows for a considerable reduction in exhaust emissions and fuel consumption compared to vehicles with a conventional drive.

Passenger’s comfort while travelling on public transport in Galati will be enhanced by modern air-conditioning, CCTV and an advanced passenger information system. As the vehicles will be furnished with a passenger counting system, the operator will be able to gather data on the number of people using particular routes.

This delivery of hybrid vehicles is not the first one to be carried out by Solaris for Galati A total of 17 zero-emission Trollino 12s were delivered in 2017 and 2018 to that place. Solaris and operators from Romania have been partnering since as far back as 2002. Since then, Solaris has supplied over 300 buses and trolleybuses to Romanian cities, including over 40 zero-emission buses with electric drives to the city of Cluj-Napoca.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 13 Oct 2020
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