Solaris has won an order for 14 bi-articulated Urbino 24 electric buses for Tide Bus’ operation in the Danish city of Aalborg. Solaris says this is a unique order for Europe in regard to the length and design of the vehicles.
These 24-metre vehicles are specially designed for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes.
“We were very glad to hear that Denmark would be the first country ever to receive delivery of electric Urbino 24 MetroStyle buses,” says Petros Spinaris, member of Solaris’ management board for sales, marketing and customer service.
“This is a bus generation with a high passenger capacity and unique design that perfectly suits the character of modern cities. I am convinced that our collaboration with Tide Bus Denmark will open up a new chapter in our activities and support sustainable urban transport.”
Tide Bus has opted for the MetroStyle version with a new distinctive front design. The 24m bus will have two traction motors with a total capacity of 240kW and a battery pack with a total capacity of over 700kWh.
Each of the 14 ebuses will be fitted with automatic driver assistance systems, including MirrorEye that replaces the rear- and side-view mirrors and ensures optimal visibility. In addition, a Mobileye Shield+ system will be fitted to address the vehicle’s blind spot with cameras placed on both sides giving the driver warnings of pedestrians and cyclists nearby.