Hydrogen-powered Solaris buses will soon hit the streets of another German city as Duisburg has chosen Solaris for the delivery of 25 Urbino hydrogen buses – 11 of the 12-meter version and 14 articulated, 18-meter vehicles. Deliveries are scheduled for 2024-2025.
Public transport operator Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft AG (DVG)in the German city Duisburg has placed an order for 25 Solaris hydrogen buses. The order consists of 11 Urbino 12 hydrogen models and 14 of the articulated version, the Urbino 18 hydrogen. These buses will be the first hydrogen vehicles in the city. Delivery is scheduled for 2024 for the Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen and mid-2025 for the Solaris Urbino 18 hydrogen. Both models are powered by hydrogen fuel cell energy. The Urbino 12 will use 70 kW fuel cells, while the Urbino 18 will use 100 kW. The hydrogen Solaris buses features an electric traction motor with 160 kW in the 12-meter model and 240 kW in the articulated version. Also the ordered vehicles will be equipped with Solaris High Power batteries, providing additional
electric energy storage. The driver's work will be supported by extensive assistance systems (ADAS), including the detection of pedestrians and cyclists in the so-called blind spot, alerting the bus driver with audible and visual signals. Furthermore, ongoing operations are assisted by eSConnect, Solaris' bus fleet monitoring, and management system. ‘With the order of the first 25 hydrogen buses we are taking another important step towards making public transport in Duisburg completely emission-free and sustainable. With this transformation, we will make a decisive contribution to climate protection and to increasing the quality of life in Duisburg’, explains DVG CEO Marcus Wittig.