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Polish city Łódź orders 63 Solaris mild hybrid buses

23 May 2024

Public transport operator MPK in the Polish city Łódź ordered the lease of 63 Solaris buses with mild hybrid drive. The contract includes servicing and maintenance of the vehicles for a period of 10 years. As part of the tender announced by MPK Łódź, Solaris will deliver 15 Urbino 12 buses and 48 Urbino 18 buses. All models will be equipped with mild hybrid drive.

Deliveries of the 12- and 18-meter low-emission buses are scheduled for the last quarter of 2024. One of the 12-meter buses will be specially equipped and adapted for the MPK Łódź Driver Training Center for driving lessons. Thanks to mild hybrid solution which uses the recuperative technology to generate energy during braking, the vehicles are more environmental friendly and go far beyond

the EURO VI emissions standards for diesel engines. When braking, the electric machine of the bus works as a generator and it recharges the energy storage with the maximum available power. When the storage unit is partially or fully recharged, during the acceleration process, the electric machine acts as an electric engine supporting the operation of the diesel engine.