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The CAF Group incorporates a wide range of conventional and electric buses through its Solaris subsidiary into its portfolio of mobility solutions. In this way, CAF is able to provide a better response to the needs of its customers in urban transportation, particularly in electric mobility and multimodal door-to-door solutions.

Solaris has the most extensive zero emission vehicles portfolio in the market. This includes electric and hydrogen buses, trolleybuses and hybrid buses.



LEADERS IN URBAN E-MOBILITY SOLUTIONS

Solaris is the leading manufacturer and supplier of electric buses and trolleybuses in Europe. Thanks to its long-standing experience in electromobility and its understanding of the changes that occur in urban communication, Solaris is able to create innovative, environmentally friendly and comfortable vehicles, adapted to the individual needs of various operators.

It’s most popular zero emission model is the Urbino electric. This is an exceptionally quiet, emission-free vehicle, distinguished by its modern design and guaranteeing low operation costs. Thanks to an avant-garde technology, Urbino electric buses can operate for an unlimited time, up to 24 hours a day. In 2017 it has been awarded with the title "Bus of the Year". It is available also as LE version homologated in both I and II class. Solaris makes it possible for operators to plan zero-emission routes not only within the city confines but also beyond these.

Other vehicles with electric drives include:

  • Urbino hydrogen: equipped with cutting-edge technology the hydrogen-fuelled Urbino 12 hydrogen is Europe’s most advanced bus. It is a completely emission-free vehicle in which hydrogen is transformed in a fuel cell into electricity which, in turn, propels the driveline.
  • Urbino Hybrid: this bus is equipped with a driveline consisting of an electric engine or engines and a conventional drive. Using this solution the buses manage to reduce fuel consumption by 20 to 30% on average, compared to a Diesel-fuelled vehicle. The energy storage unit in Urbino hybrids can be both batteries as well as supercapacitators.
  • Trollino: this is the family of low-floor trolleybuses. These vehicles stand out thanks to their low noise and emission-free operation. Solaris can offer hybrid trolleybuses equipped with additional power reservoirs in the form of batteries.

Among vehicles with conventional drives, Solaris has 4 platforms:

  • Urbino: fully low-floor city buses that combine a stylish design, reliable solutions, the guarantee of safety and eco-friendliness. The Solaris Urbino bus with conventional drive is equipped with engines that meet the highly restrictive Euro 6 norm.
  • Urbino CNG: these low-floor city buses are equipped with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) drives. This enables to substantially reduce the emission of noxious substances. The Solaris Urbino CNG constitutes a combination reliable and practical technology and a guarantee of security and environmental-friendly use.
  • Urbino Low Entry: this solution combines the advantages of low and high-floor buses, being suitable not only for use in cities, but also for suburban or interurban services.
  • InterUrbino: this vehicle is designed for intercity bus operation. The InterUrbino can also be adapted for use as a school bus.