Hydrogen Solaris buses also heading to Düsseldorf




Hydrogen Solaris buses also heading to Düsseldorf.


Solaris Bus & Coach will deliver hydrogen buses to yet another European metropolis. The buses have been ordered by the German carrier Rheinbahn Düsseldorf. The bus maker will supply the city of Düsseldorf with 10 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen units. 


The hydrogen buses on order will be an innovative way to boost sustainable transport in the city of Düsseldorf, which has set itself the goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2035. The city has been implementing its strategy by adding both battery-electric and hydrogen-powered units to its urban fleet. Importantly, the ordered buses will be powered by green hydrogen, produced exclusively using renewable electricity.


Olivier Michard, Member of the Solaris Management Board for Sales and Marketing, said:


Solaris has been continuously promoting sustainable transport by offering the widest range of zero-emission vehicles.


“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”


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.


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. 



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