The German public transport operator Rheinbahn Düsseldorf has ordered 10 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses. Delivery will take place in 2025. Dusseldorf has set itself the goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2035 by implementing its strategy with adding both battery-electric and hydrogen-powered buses to its urban fleet. The hydrogen buses will be powered by green hydrogen, produced using renewable electricity.
The 12-metre hydrogen buses will feature a technologically-advanced 70 kW Ballard hydrogen fuel cell, which will be supported by Solaris High Power batteries. The bus will also be equipped with a wide range of systems compliant with GSR2 requirements, which will provide passengers and drivers with the highest levels of safety. “Our partnership with Düsseldorf dates back to 2005, and it has included, among other things, purchases of electric buses. I am very pleased that our hydrogen buses will also serve the residents of Düsseldorf as part of its municipal public transport as soon as next year”, said
Olivier Michard, Member of the Solaris Management Board for Sales and Marketing. As evidenced by Solaris’s impressive order book, the brand and its hydrogen-powered buses have been gaining in popularity in the German market. Over the past few months alone, Solaris has landed new orders from Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Duisburg and Gross Gerau, among other towns and cities. The total number of Solaris hydrogen-powered buses, supplied or ordered so far, has already exceeded 700 units.