June 29, 2020. Solaris Sweden AB signed a contract for the supply of zero-emission and low emission buses to bus operator Vy Buss AB in March 2019. The Swedish operator has started operation with a total of 40 new Solaris CNG buses in Gävle.
This Swedish town located at the Gulf of Bothnia has received 24 Solaris Urbino 12 CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), 16 articulated Solaris Urbino 18 CNG. The buses running on compressed natural gas meet the rigorous European emission norm Euro 6. The Solaris Urbino 12 CNG buses offer 31 seats, whereas the 18-metre buses hold 45 seats (including four folding ones). They are fueled with biogas from local sources.
“We are very happy to deliver our newest vehicles to Vy Buss. Today 40 environment friendly, safe and comfortable CNG buses started running in Gävle. Eight more Urbino electric buses will follow in 2021,” said Klaus Hansen, Managing Director of Solaris Sweden AB.
In the last quarter of 2021 – for traffic start January 2022 – the Polish manufacturer will deliver eight zero emission Solaris Urbino 12 buses with an electric drive. These will be put in passenger service also in Gävle.
Cooperation between Solaris and the Swedish operators dates back to 2003. Since then, Solaris has supplied customers in Sweden with over 600 vehicles the vast majority of which are low or zero-emission vehicles.